"Every neighborhood in Buffalo has increased in value, according to
the city's recently completed 2020 citywide property tax
revaluation of 93,000 residential and commercial properties. The
city's total projected value is $17.4 billion, up 63 percent from
last year's tax roll, with a projected …
"The majority of Buffalo homeowners will see their property
assessments spike later this month when the city completes its
first large-scale reassessment since the boom in home sale prices.
Housing prices have soared in neighborhoods from Allentown to
Hertel. Buyers regularly face off in bidding …
Meet Diane James. She lives on the East Side with her son, DeSean.
A few years ago, DeSean’s pediatrician found that his lead levels
were high. Diane had their apartment inspected, and the County
Health Department deemed their home unlivable. She and DeSean were
forced to move. Now they live …
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 …
For four days towards the end of May 2019, over 30 community
activists and social justice workers came together for a climate
justice and ecological training at Silo City in Buffalo, NY. The
training was hosted by Buffalo’s Crossroads Coalition, a group of
local nonprofit organizations who …
June 14 marked a historic day for tenants in New York State. It was
the day Governor Cuomo signed the “Housing Stability and Tenants
Protection Act of 2019” (HSTPA) into law. Many know that this law
secures rent regulation for thousands of tenants in New York City
and allows …
PPG is happy to announce that we've added two new members to our team. As we approach nearly 300 partners working to build a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara, we're delighted to benefit from their energy, experience, and support.
Forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara Representation in Census 2020 was voted the third item on this year’s Community Agenda. Throughout the past several months, PPG and partners have explored best practices and developed ideas for the quickly approaching 2020 Census.
"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 …
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 …
On May 20, PPG’s radio show “The Public Good” hosted guest Aaron
Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH)
Buffalo. Aaron is an Activist Scholar in Residence with Cornell in
Buffalo and Partnership for the Public Good, working on a book
about land …