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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February 24, 2020

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Due Monday, March 9th The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 9th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo …

November 18, 2019

Changes to the Buffalo In-Rem Auction: Kate Lockhart from the WNY Law Center on The Public Good Radio Show

On October 29th, PPG’s Executive Director, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin sat down with Kate Lockhart, Director of the Vacant and Abandoned Properties program at the Western New York Law Center. They discussed the Buffalo Tax Foreclosure Auction (Oct 29-31), recent changes to the …

September 9, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants protections from Buffalo's rising home values"

"Every neighborhood in Buffalo has increased in value, according to the city's recently completed 2020 citywide property tax revaluation of 93,000 residential and commercial properties. The city's total projected value is $17.4 billion, up 63 percent from last year's tax roll, with a projected …

September 5, 2019

WKBW Buffalo: "Sticker shock with new Buffalo property assessments"

All Buffalo neighborhoods have gone up in value - but will mean more taxes for some.  

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Evicted in Buffalo: Join Us for Our Newest Report ReleaseMarch 4, 2020, 10-11 am

The culmination of two years' work, PPG will be releasing "Evicted in Buffalo: the High Costs of Involuntary Mobility," on Wednesday, March 4th at 10am at Neighborhood Legal Services (237 Main St, suite 400).

PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Niagara Branch LibraryFebruary 20, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Merriweather LibraryFebruary 13, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

Fighting Inequality in Buffalo-NiagaraNovember 22, 2019, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern & Team of 5 University at Buffalo Law Students

Please join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at the Partnership for the Public Good, and a team of five University at Buffalo law students, as they present a workshop on fighting inequality in Buffalo-Niagara. In addition to data and analysis about important inequities challenging the region, the …

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