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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 24, 2020

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Due Monday, March 9th The 11th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Thursday, April 9th 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 …

July 11, 2019

Hundreds of Workers Will Benefit from New Living Wage Rate: 2020 Increase will Help Workers at City of Buffalo and at Employers that Contract with the City

On July 9, 2019, the City of Buffalo Common Council voted unanimously to amend the City’s Living Wage Ordinance, as recommended by the City’s Living Wage Commission. The new law was sponsored by Councilmembers David Rivera and Joel Feroleto. Starting on July 1, 2020, the living wage …

June 27, 2019

WBFO News: "Partnership for Public Good hails agenda accomplishments, urges more progress"

"The Partnership for the Public Good in Buffalo is hailing accomplishments in the recently-ended State Legislature session. But as it updates its Community Agenda, Partnership leaders say they'll continue pushing for more progress on the ten items which make up that agenda. At the top of its …

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our …

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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!

Fighting Inequality in Buffalo-NiagaraNovember 22, 2019, 10 am-12 pm

Sam Magavern & Team of 5 University at Buffalo Law Students

Please join Sam Magavern, senior policy fellow at the Partnership for the Public Good, and a team of five University at Buffalo law students, as they present a workshop on fighting inequality in Buffalo-Niagara. In addition to data and analysis about important inequities challenging the region, the …

The Battle for Land and the Future of the Post-Industrial City: Workshop 4October 9, 2019, 4-6 pm

Aaron Bartley

Free and open to the public. This is the last and final workshop of a 4-part series on land, gentrification and community-controlled development starting 9/11 and running through 10/2. Attendance at all four workshops is not required, but it is encouraged. Register by emailing …

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