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Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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July 11, 2019

Hundreds of Workers Will Benefit from New Living Wage Rate: 2020 Increase will Help Workers at City of Buffalo and at Employers that Contract with the City

On July 9, 2019, the City of Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously to amend the City’s Living Wage Ordinance, as recommended by the City’s Living Wage Commission. The new law was sponsored by Councilmembers David Rivera and Joel Feroleto. Starting on July 1, 2020, the living wage …

July 10, 2019

Just Transition Retreat at Silo City

For four days towards the end of May 2019, over 30 community activists and social justice workers came together for a climate justice and ecological training at Silo City in Buffalo, NY. The training was hosted by Buffalo’s Crossroads Coalition, a group of local nonprofit organizations who …

July 9, 2019

New York State Passes Major Tenant Protection Reforms

June 14 marked a historic day for tenants in New York State. It was the day Governor Cuomo signed the “Housing Stability and Tenants Protection Act of 2019” (HSTPA) into law. Many know that this law secures rent regulation for thousands of tenants in New York City and allows …

July 1, 2019

PPG Announces New Civic Educator and Program Coordinator

PPG is happy to announce that we've added two new members to our team. As we approach nearly 300 partners working to build a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara, we're delighted to benefit from their energy, experience, and support.

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Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete CountJuly 31, 2019, 12:30-2 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Census data affects funding for services and programs across healthcare, education, housing, transportation and more. Neighborhoods where individuals are "undercounted" can lose resources, programs, and political representation. How can your organization or group take action on Census 2020? What …

Census 2020 Workshops: Achieving a Complete CountAugust 14, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

Census data affects funding for services and programs across healthcare, education, housing, transportation and more. Neighborhoods where individuals are "undercounted" can lose resources, programs, and political representation. How can your organization or group take action on Census 2020? What …

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Are We Still Going Through the Empty Ritual of Participation? Inner-City Residents’ and Other Grassroots Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Public Input and Neighborhood Revitalization
Perceptions of Residential Displacement and Grassroots Resistance to Anchor Driven Encroachment in Buffalo, NY
There Goes Our Family Friendly Neighborhood: Residents’ Perceptions of Institutionally Driven Inner-City Revitalization in Buffalo, NY
The Climate Justice Movement in Western New York
Community Agenda Update: Midyear Progress Report