Housing / Neighborhoods Take Action

Paradoxically, Buffalo has both a crisis of abandoned housing and a severe homelessness problem. Top housing priorities should be preventing abandonment, preserving and rehabilitating existing units, and weatherizing housing to reduce energy costs and pollution simultaneously. Any new housing should be sustainable – strategically located to strengthen existing communities and ecologically friendly to reduce energy costs and pollution. As new development raises rents and property taxes in parts of the city, anti-displacement strategies become crucial in protecting vulnerable residents.

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April 21, 2017

New Petition Demands that NYS Take Action on Lead Poisoning

The Environmental Education Associates recently created a petition to demand that New York State take on management and enforcement of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, which establishes safe work practices for contractors, landlords and others that disturb lead paint in homes and child …

March 6, 2017

Report on Youth Homelessness, Poverty Research Workshop

We are pleased to share this report on Homelessness Among Young Adults in Buffalo, a collaboration between the Homeless Alliance of WNY and the UB School of Social Work.  It is now posted in our digital library of Buffalo-focused research, the Buffalo Commons.  Professor Bowen presented …

February 10, 2017

New Brief Explores Lead Poisoning Laws and Policies

PPG has released a new policy brief by Adam Hains titled “Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds.” Hains reviews the basic framework of federal and state laws aimed at preventing lead poisoning.  Given the growing body of research that even small amounts of lead cause can decrease …

December 27, 2016

The Public Good Speaks with Elizabeth Triggs of None Like You/We Care

Be sure to tune in to the Public Good Tuesday at 1pm on WUFO MIX 1080AM. We will be speaking with Elizabeth Triggs of None Like You/We Care. None Like You/We Care was created to provide assistance to those in the community who are less fortunate by fixing and renovating homes. In addition None Like …

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