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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 28, 2018

Two Updated Buffalo Briefs Now Available

PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the most important data for local trends and issues. We’ve recently updated the briefs on poverty in Buffalo-Niagara and immigrants, refugees, and languages spoken in Buffalo. You can find them here: Immigrants, Refugees, …

December 18, 2017

PPG Partners Vote on 2018 Community Agenda

Partnership for the Public Good welcomed 52 partners and 62 total community members to the first floor community room of the Market Arcade on December 15th, 2017. Their task? Vote on 21 different pitches to settle 2018’s “Community Agenda,” an amalgamation of policy planks that …

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."

November 10, 2017

Become a Champion for Change in 2018!

Are you ready to plan a change for your community? Are you ready to join thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations working to create an equitable, healthy and ecologically thriving region? If so, please apply today to become a Champion for Change with One Region Forward’s Citizens …

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Buffalo Truth Commission on PovertyJanuary 25, 2018, 6-8 pm

CEJ Buffalo, Food for All, VOICE-Buffalo, WNY Peace Center

"Truth Commissions have been used around the world to hear neighbors affected by injustices, heal communities, and envision action for the future," says Truth Commissioner and PPG Deputy Director Andrea Ó Súilleabháin. "Today we remember the life and legacy of …

2018 PPG Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2018, 2-4 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium (1324 Jefferson Ave) at 2pm.

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Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara
The Consequences of Being Unbanked in Buffalo
A Profile of Financial Hardship in Erie County
WNY Women & Children Living in Poverty Fact Sheet
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