Poverty / Income Inequality Take Action

Poverty and inequality are the worst problems afflicting Buffalo Niagara, and the primary cause of most of the others. While poverty rates in the region as a whole are roughly average, the city of Buffalo consistently ranks as one of the poorest in the nation. Any conversation about revitalization must begin with poverty, and, in particular, with concentrated, racialized poverty. Effective poverty-fighting tools include tax relief for people with low incomes, living wage policies, and protection from predatory lending and other exploitative practices.

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October 5, 2017

"County’s new hiring policy will ease poverty, inequality" - Letter in the Buffalo News

"People who live in high poverty ZIP codes – urban, suburban or rural – face many disadvantages. Some employers screen by ZIP codes, while others fall prey to racial prejudices. Areas of concentrated poverty often lack the social networks and connections that lead to quality jobs. First …

March 14, 2017

PPG Seeks Volunteers to Teach Financial Literacy Services

Among its many other roles, PPG offers financial literacy services to its partners and their clients. These services are a mixes of classes, small group presentations, and one-on-one discussions. In order to make this program a success, PPG needs volunteers like you to provide financial

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