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 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

February 13, 2024

Demand Letter to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI)

On February 13, 2024, we delivered a letter signed by a total of thirty-nine partners to Mayor Byron Brown and Department of Permits and Inspections Commissioner Cathy Amdur demanding that they implement the City's proactive rental inspection (PRI) law. This is the full text of that letter.

February 13, 2024

WIVB: "Community groups call on Buffalo to reduce lead poisoning among children"

Dillon Morello | February 13, 2024 Community advocates and health professionals called on Buffalo leaders Tuesday to take action to reduce lead poisoning among children. They are also asking leaders to comply with the city’s rental inspections law, prompting the city to go back and forth with …

February 13, 2024

WBFO: "Local organizations call for City of Buffalo to comply with lead inspection law"

Thomas O'Neil-White | February 13, 2024 The City of Buffalo could face legal action if it does not comply with a law it enacted four years ago. The Proactive Rental Inspections Law was passed by the Common Council and put in place, in part, to reduce childhood lead poisoning due to lead-based paint …

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Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

Media Advisory: 39 Organizations Call on Mayor Byron Brown to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) LawFebruary 13, 2024, 10:30-11 am

WHAT: Community advocates, health professionals, and concerned citizens will gather tomorrow at Niagara Square to call on City of Buffalo officials to comply with the city’s Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) Law enacted by the Buffalo Common Council in November 2020. Among …

Media Advisory: 39 Organizations Call on Mayor Byron Brown to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) LawFebruary 13, 2024, 10:30-11 am

WHAT: Community advocates, health professionals, and concerned citizens will gather tomorrow at Niagara Square to call on City of Buffalo officials to comply with the city’s Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) Law enacted by the Buffalo Common Council in November 2020. Among …

2024 Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2024, 10:30 am-12 pm

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