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February 29, 2024

Status of Child Care in New York State Report Release

Two out of five New Yorkers with children report that they or an adult member of their household decided to forgo employment outside of their home due to child care, according to survey data from Cornell University’s 2023 Empire State Poll. Child care issues are inextricably linked to New …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

February 15, 2024

WBLK: "Community Groups Demand Help With Housing Quality in Buffalo, NY"

Ed Nice | February 15, 2024 Finding a safe, legal, and affordable apartment in some of Western New York's neighborhoods is becoming harder ever single day. It's been known for several years that there is a shortage of affordable housing all over the 716, especially in the City of Buffalo and its …

February 13, 2024

Demand Letter to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI)

On February 13, 2024, we delivered a letter signed by a total of thirty-nine partners to Mayor Byron Brown and Department of Permits and Inspections Commissioner Cathy Amdur demanding that they implement the City's proactive rental inspection (PRI) law. This is the full text of that letter.

February 13, 2024

WIVB: "Community groups call on Buffalo to reduce lead poisoning among children"

Dillon Morello | February 13, 2024 Community advocates and health professionals called on Buffalo leaders Tuesday to take action to reduce lead poisoning among children. They are also asking leaders to comply with the city’s rental inspections law, prompting the city to go back and forth with …

February 13, 2024

WBFO: "Local organizations call for City of Buffalo to comply with lead inspection law"

Thomas O'Neil-White | February 13, 2024 The City of Buffalo could face legal action if it does not comply with a law it enacted four years ago. The Proactive Rental Inspections Law was passed by the Common Council and put in place, in part, to reduce childhood lead poisoning due to lead-based paint …

February 13, 2024

Buffalo News: "Groups urge Buffalo to test more units for lead paint, enforce rental inspection law"

Deidre Williams | February 13, 2024A group of 39 community organizations appealed to the City of Buffalo to inspect far more rental properties for toxic lead paint, as required by its own Proactive Rental Inspections local law. Since at least the early 1990s, Buffalo has ranked among the …

February 13, 2024

PPG & 38 Partners Call on Mayor Byron Brown to Comply with Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) Law

Community advocates, health professionals and concerned citizens gathered today at Niagara Square to call on the Brown Administration to comply with the city’s Proactive Rental Inspections (PRI) Law enacted by the Buffalo Common Council in November 2020. You can read the full text of the …

February 13, 2024

Investigative Post: "Community groups question Buffalo’s lead program"

I'Jaz Jaciel | February 13, 2024 Nearly 40 local community organizations are questioning whether  City Hall is fully complying with a more than 3-year-old program that was designed, in part, to help combat lead poisoning in city housing. They’re giving the city a month to prove that …

February 9, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of February 5, 2024

by Caitlin Crowell Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, …

February 2, 2024

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 29, 2024

by Caitlin Crowell  Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from council meetings related to our Community Agenda items. If you want to learn more about how the council meetings work and how you can get involved, …