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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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March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …

February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Bankrate: "How to overcome ‘fear of the fee’ with alternatives to traditional banks"

Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.

December 26, 2018

Buffalo News: "Letter: State should address development tax break"

The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.

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Who Owns Land in Buffalo? Aaron Bartley on The Public GoodMay 21, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Aaron Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) who served as its executive director for 12 years and is now in a post-PUSH residency with Cornell in Buffalo and PPG. We’ll be discussing private versus …

Eviction Study Preview: Orlando Dickson and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodMay 14, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Orlando Dickson, research associate, and Sarah Wooton, Policy Analyst, at Partnership for the Public Good. Over the past several months, Orlando and Sarah have been collecting data and stories for an upcoming report on evictions in …

Eviction Study Preview: Orlando Dickson and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodMay 14, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Orlando Dickson, research associate, and Sarah Wooton, Policy Analyst, at Partnership for the Public Good. Over the past several months, Orlando and Sarah have been collecting data and stories for an upcoming report on evictions in …

Eviction Study Preview: Orlando Dickson and Sarah Wooton on The Public GoodMay 14, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Orlando Dickson, research associate, and Sarah Wooton, Policy Analyst, at Partnership for the Public Good. Over the past several months, Orlando and Sarah have been collecting data and stories for an upcoming report on evictions in …

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