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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July 11, 2018

Homeless Alliance of WNY releases 2017 Annual Reports

The Homeless Alliance of WNY publishes reports of homelessness in the five-county region that they serve.   

June 27, 2018

Lead exposure in Buffalo still "highly disturbing"

PPG's Executive Director, Sam Magavern, was featured in WBFO's news article discussing the disturbing levels of lead in the city of Buffalo. The article reveals that there are three zip codes in the city of Buffalo that have children testing positive for lead in their bloodstream at high rates. The …

December 5, 2017

Buffalo News Article: "Inclusionary zoning debate continues..."

"Sam Magavern, executive director of the Partnership for the Public Good, addressed the Council's Legislation Committee, making a case for inclusionary zoning."

December 3, 2017

Buffalo News: "Voluntary, subsidized 'inclusionary zoning' recommended for Buffalo housing"

"Advocacy groups are glad some form of inclusionary zoning is included in the consultant's report, but would still like to a see a mandatory program – not a voluntary one."

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Fighting for Housing and Transportation JusticeJuly 13, 2018, 12-3 pm

Around the country, in regions as different as Buffalo-Niagara and the Bay Area of California, advocates are fighting to make their cities more equitable and sustainable.  At the heart of these campaigns are efforts to create and preserve more affordable housing, to prevent displacement, to …

Holding Developers Accountable: Robert Galbraith on the Public GoodApril 17, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us for The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Robert Galbraith discussing his research and analysis on a variety of topics relating to corporate and government accountability. Listen in, then to learn more visit the Public Accountability Initiative here. The show will air live …

Property Tax Exemption in the City of Buffalo: Ed Jackson and Christiana Limniatis on the Public GoodMarch 27, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Christiana Limniatis, Director of Preservation Services and Edwin Jackson Executive Director West Side Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. discussing tax exemption in the City of Buffalo Listen in, then to learn more visit …

Property Tax Increases in the City of Buffalo: Gretchen Gonzalez on the Public GoodFebruary 20, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Gretchen Gonzalez discussing Property Tax increases in Buffalo and tax foreclosure. Listen in, then to learn more visit the Volunteer Lawyer Project here and Facebook page here.  The show will air live on Power 96.5 …

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Venue Directory
2017 Erie County Homelessness Brief
2017 Homeless Alliance Summary Brief: Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties
2017 Homelessness Summary Brief
2017 Niagara County Homelessness Brief