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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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August 15, 2019

Listen Now: Legacy of Lead Radio Play

Meet Diane James. She lives on the East Side with her son, DeSean. A few years ago, DeSean’s pediatrician found that his lead levels were high. Diane had their apartment inspected, and the County Health Department deemed their home unlivable. She and DeSean were forced to move. Now they live …

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 …

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Your Voice, Your VoteSeptember 4, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

RJ Haq, Mel LeMay, and Geoffrey Mercene

Learn about the newest reforms that make will make it easier to vote. 

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 1September 11, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the first of a 4-part workshop series on land, gentrification and community-controlled development starting 9/11 and running through 10/2. Attendance at all four workshops is not required, but it is encouraged. Register by emailing …