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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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 1, 2019

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals, 2/8

The 10th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th from 8:30am-12pm at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the event is …

October 22, 2018

WBFO News: "Employment racial disparity persists among minorities"

"Things are looking good on the jobs front as unemployment rates have been on a national downswing. But, local experts say it’s not all good news. In Erie County, research shows, black and hispanic unemployment rates are higher than national averages. It’s orientation day for a new crop …

October 15, 2018

New Fact Sheet on Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo

Our new fact sheet summarizes the data currently available on the changing costs of rental housing in Buffalo, NY. It explores six data sources for rent figures and what each one can tell us about Buffalo’s rental market. The sources include U.S. Census data, online rental listing sites, …

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The Battle for Land and the Future of the Postindustrial CityJuly 10, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Aaron Bartley

For the past 14 years, Aaron Bartley, as one of PUSH Buffalo’s cofounders, worked alongside colleagues to build a model of community-controlled development WNY. The organizers rooted their organization in the values and analysis of the Just Transition and Development Without Displacement …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Postindustrial CityJuly 10, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Aaron Bartley

For the past 14 years, Aaron Bartley, as one of PUSH Buffalo’s cofounders, worked alongside colleagues to build a model of community-controlled development WNY. The organizers rooted their organization in the values and analysis of the Just Transition and Development Without Displacement …

Climate & Community Protection Act: Sprint to the FinishJune 11, 2019, 5 am-8 pm

The Action Network

It is crunch time to #PASSTHECCPA! Now is the time to get the Climate and Community Protection Act over the finish line to win a sustainable, equitable future for New York. We can win: A renewable future free of fossil fuels Direct investment into communities most vulnerable to climate …

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 …

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