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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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May 7, 2020

All Workers are Essential: Celebrating May Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

For many around the globe, May 1st, or May Day, is known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day. Historically, May Day was central to the movement that ultimately won the eight-hour work day. This year, perhaps more now than in recent decades, there is greater awareness across the U.S. of the …

April 3, 2020

Already ‘a Crisis Before the Pandemic,’ Access to Water Should Be Top Priority

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April 3, 2020

Read the Full Transcript: Press Conference on Water Access During COVID-19

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April 2, 2020

WBEN: "City of Buffalo asked to restore water to those without it"

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Buffalo Commons Workshop: Buffalo's City Budget 101June 24, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

Brian Borncamp

Learn the process and timeline of who makes what decisions for Buffalo's budget. 

POSTPONED Poverty Research WorkshopApril 9, 2020, 9 am-12:30 pm

This event has been postponed to a date to be determined. The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm at The Buffalo History Museum. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the …

PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Niagara Branch LibraryFebruary 20, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Merriweather LibraryFebruary 13, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

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