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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July 11, 2024

WKBW: "Community organizations and residents sue City of Buffalo for failure to implement rental inspections law"

Jeff Russo | July 11, 2024 Community organizations and residents came together on Thursday to announce that they are suing the City of Buffalo for failure to provide safe rental housing. The petition filed in Erie County Supreme Court claims The City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron Brown, and Catherine …

July 11, 2024

WGRZ: "Lawsuit filed vs. City of Buffalo over rental inspections"

Claudine Ewing | July 11, 2024 Several organizations have filed a lawsuit against the City of Buffalo. They want the city to implement the proactive rental inspection law.  Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, executive director of Partnership for the Public Good,  cited a …

July 11, 2024

WBFO: "Lawsuit against City of Buffalo seeks full implementation of Proactive Rental Inspections Law"

Thomas O'Neil-White | July 11, 2024 Eight plaintiffs including four City of Buffalo residents and four community organizations filed a lawsuit to compel the city to fully implement the Proactive Rental Inspections Law. The law is intended to protect residents living in rental properties from health …

July 11, 2024

Buffalo News: "Community groups, residents ask judge to order Buffalo to do more lead paint inspections"

Deidre Williams | July 11, 2024 Dorothy Oatmeyer says the Duerstein Street house where she and her family reside feels as though it is falling apart. There are holes between bricks and in the corners of windowsills. Bricks are falling off the back of the house. The kitchen floor is missing in large …

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"Untold Stories: Life After Foster Care" ScreeningJuly 24, 2024, 1-2 pm

Dejia James & Dr. Leah Angel Daniel

Join us for a virtual film screening of Untold Stories: Life After Foster Care. 

Foster Care Alumni PanelJuly 31, 2024, 1-2:30 pm

Dejia James & Dr. Leah Angel Daniel

Join us for a virtual panel to dicuss the lived reality of foster care alumni in Western New York with local and national stakeholders.

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