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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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.  

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 …

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

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The Fruit Belt Community Land Trust: India Walton on The Public GoodOctober 15, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! Our guest is India Walton, Executive Director of the F.B. Community Land Trust. She'll provide an update on the FBCLT’s current and future plans, and how a grant from New York state’s Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative will …

The Fruit Belt Community Land Trust: India Walton on The Public GoodOctober 15, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! Our guest is India Walton, Executive Director of the F.B. Community Land Trust. She'll provide an update on the FBCLT’s current and future plans, and how a grant from New York state’s Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative will …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 4October 9, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the last and final workshop of a 4-part 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 …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 4October 9, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the last and final workshop of a 4-part 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 …

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