Lou Jean Fleron, Russell Weaver, Catherine Creighton — Oct 26, 2022
Funded by Erie County and supplemented with New York state funds allocated to the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, the study builds on the Phase One report issued earlier this year and analyzes data on the child care industry and workforce for both Erie County and the state.
Sam Magavern, Partnership for the Public Good's Senior Policy Fellow and Cornell ILR's Visiting Activist Scholar, delivered three successive presentations in July 2020 illuminating data on disparities in Buffalo, explaining how those disparities are arising, and showcasing the innovative ways local nonprofits are working to solve them in tandem with community.
Sam Magavern, Partnership for the Public Good's Senior Policy Fellow and Cornell ILR's Visiting Activist Scholar, delivered three successive presentations in July 2020 illuminating data on disparities in Buffalo, explaining how those disparities are arising, and showcasing the innovative ways local nonprofits are working to solve them in tandem with community. Session 2 focuses on issues of housing.
In 2017, Professor Hallett, winner of a public research fellowship from Open Buffalo and PPG, conducted a survey of 213 workers in Buffalo to learn more about the challenges they are facing.
Buffalo Inclusionary Housing Coalition, Skye Hart, Victoria Neenan — Oct 12, 2016
The City of Buffalo is experiencing fast-rising rents and housing
prices in the midst of severe and growing poverty. New
housing is being built, with generous subsidies from the taxpayers,
but most of it is luxury or market-rate apartments and
condominiums. Far from aiding the affordability crisis,
this new development is worsening it, particularly in neighborhood
such as downtown, the West Side and Fruit Belt, where
gentrification is underway and displacement of lower income …
Amy Kaslovsky — Nov 19, 2008
New York State was the state with the greatest income disparity
between the rich and poor in the mid-2000s. At that time
incomes in the bottom fifth of the population were 8.7 times lower
than those in the top fifth. In New York City this gap was
even wider. In the mid-2000s the City’s top income quintile
had an average income 9.5 times higher than the average income of
the bottom quintile. Overall income in New York State grew
between the 1980s and the mid-2000s …
The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara Oct 1, 2006
New York was the only state where both poverty and income exceeded
national levels in 2005, with 13.8% of residents living in poverty
and a median household income of $49,480. This high
poverty/high income paradox underscores a widening ‘wealth gap’
observed in New York and nationwide. Buffalo Niagara differed
from the state in 2005, with a poverty rate (12.7%) close to the
U.S. average and a median household income that was $4,000 below
the U.S. median. Within the …