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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 1, 2019

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop Request for Proposals, 2/8

The 10th annual Poverty Research Workshop will take place on Friday, April 5th from 8:30am-12pm at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square. Hosted by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Partnership for the Public Good, and Buffalo Commons, the event is …

October 22, 2018

WBFO News: "Employment racial disparity persists among minorities"

"Things are looking good on the jobs front as unemployment rates have been on a national downswing. But, local experts say it’s not all good news. In Erie County, research shows, black and hispanic unemployment rates are higher than national averages. It’s orientation day for a new crop …

October 15, 2018

New Fact Sheet on Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo

Our new fact sheet summarizes the data currently available on the changing costs of rental housing in Buffalo, NY. It explores six data sources for rent figures and what each one can tell us about Buffalo’s rental market. The sources include U.S. Census data, online rental listing sites, …

April 27, 2018

Advocates call for bail reform after report shows cash bail used in more than half of cases

Published on WIVB.com4 By: Ali Ingersoll Updated: Apr 26, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

April 27, 2018

Group calls for end of cash bail in some cases; DA Flynn is listening

By Maki Becker | Published in The Buffalo News, April 26, 2018 | Updated April 26, 2018 Judges impose money bail too often in Buffalo and the use of cash bail unfairly affects poor defendants who end up spending more time in jail simply they cannot afford to pay up, according to a new study by the …

April 24, 2018

Another Voice: Low-wage workers widely exploited in Buffalo

By Another Voice | Published April 20, 2018 By Nicole Hallett In December 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a “Buffalo Billion II,” which is focused on bringing smaller manufacturers to Western New York. “We’re making strategic investments today to foster … job …

April 17, 2018

"Why do we have so much poverty in Buffalo? We can do better." Truth Commission on Poverty Report

This Article was published Apr. 14, 2018 11pm EST by Jay Burney on The Public's website here. To borrow a phrase, this is just disgraceful. When there is so much money in the world, so much wealth, why is it that we have so much poverty. Why do we have so much poverty in …

April 16, 2018

Report: Low-income workers suffer wage-theft in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …

April 10, 2018

New Report on Poverty in Buffalo

On April 10, 2018 PPG released a new report: Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions. The report was commissioned by the Truth Commission on Poverty in Western New York, which is a part of the national Poor People’s Campaign co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Rev. Dr. Lize …

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 …