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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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.  

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 …

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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 …

Landlord Info Session & Focus GroupNovember 14, 2019, 7-8:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School, and Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

Last June, New York State passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 which has significantly changed when and how tenants can be evicted. Also this year, New York State changed the "action level" of childhood lead poisoning, which also impacts what landlords must do to comply …

Landlord Info Session & Focus GroupNovember 14, 2019, 7-8:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School, and Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

Last June, New York State passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 which has significantly changed when and how tenants can be evicted. Also this year, New York State changed the "action level" of childhood lead poisoning, which also impacts what landlords must do to comply …

Landlord Info Session & Focus GroupNovember 14, 2019, 7-8:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, the Health Justice Advocacy Clinic at Columbia Law School, and Housing Opportunities Made Equal.

Last June, New York State passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 which has significantly changed when and how tenants can be evicted. Also this year, New York State changed the "action level" of childhood lead poisoning, which also impacts what landlords must do to comply …

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