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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May 20, 2022

Food Access Data: How Many People Might Have Depended on Tops for Groceries?

We wanted to understand the scope of impact this tragedy had on food access in our city. To do this, we mapped the major grocery stores in the area and then calculated how many people lived closer to Tops on Jefferson Ave than to any other major grocery store nearby.

April 3, 2022

Buffalo News: "Advocates: No Bills stadium deal without strong community benefits agreement"

By: Sandra Tan | April 3, 2022 Community advocates are demanding that elected leaders refuse to approve any new Buffalo Bills stadium deal unless it's accompanied by a strong community benefits agreement to ensure that the Bills organization gives back to the people of Buffalo and Erie County.

March 29, 2022

Spectrum News: "Western New York community advocate groups pushing for CBA in Bills stadium contracts"

By: Brianne Roesser | March 29, 2022 Community advocates are pushing for a return on investment from the new Bills stadium that will directly impact Buffalo. State and local leaders announced Monday that the new Bills stadium will go in Orchard Park across from the current one and cost about $1.4 …

February 2, 2022

WBFO: "Coalition calls for community benefit agreement tied to new Bills stadium"

By: Thomas O'Neil-White| February 2, 2022 A Community Benefits Agreement, or CBA, attached to a large-scale development project is an agreement that spells out what contributions could come back to the community impacted by the project. In Erie County, talk of a new football stadium for the Buffalo …

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Housing Discrimination: HOME on The Public GoodApril 19, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Steven Haagsma, Education Specialist at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME). Did you know that landlords cannot discriminate against you based on your source of income (e.g. section 8 voucher)? Listen in to hear about hear about other …

Housing Discrimination: HOME on The Public GoodApril 19, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Steven Haagsma, Education Specialist at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME). Did you know that landlords cannot discriminate against you based on your source of income (e.g. section 8 voucher)? Listen in to hear about hear about other …

Housing Discrimination: HOME on The Public GoodApril 19, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Steven Haagsma, Education Specialist at Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME). Did you know that landlords cannot discriminate against you based on your source of income (e.g. section 8 voucher)? Listen in to hear about hear about other …

Common Council Conversations: Council Member Mitch Nowakowski on The Public GoodMarch 1, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Over the next few months, PPG is hosting Buffalo Common Council members on The Public Good as they discuss their goals and plans for the upcoming year.  This week on The Public Good, we feature Council Member Mitch Nowakowski of the Fillmore

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