Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

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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April 14, 2024

Buffalo News Editorial Board: "Buffalo's Proactive Rental Inspection program should be fully funded"

Buffalo News Editorial Board | April 14, 2024 Finding and fixing problems in aging rental units before it’s necessary to use punitive enforcement is a great idea. Making that policy a law? Even better. But laws need to be implemented and the city of Buffalo’s reluctance to fully …

April 13, 2024

Registration Open for Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

In cities across the United States, everyday people are working to transform our democracy by strengthening their voices in local government, shaping an economy that works for all, and reimagining public safety and health. They are organizing locally to imagine and build a new future where people …

April 12, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of April 8, 2024

by PPG Staff Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, check …

April 9, 2024

Buffalo News: "Buffalo's lead paint inspection program is unsustainable, commissioner say"

Deidre Williams | April 9, 2024 Three years ago when Buffalo launched a Proactive Rental Inspections program, it was the city’s latest attempt to solve a lead poisoning problem that has plagued Buffalo’s old housing stock for decades. Mayor Byron W. Brown said it would help the city …

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Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

From the Buffalo Commons View All

Support a Forgotten Population: Funding Programs and Resources for Foster Care Alumni in Erie County
Affordable Housing Task Force November 2023 Report
Buffalo Common Council Procedures and How You Can Get Involved
Ranked Choice Voting in Western New York? Successes & Lessons from New York City
Community Responder Teams Brochure