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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, …

September 29, 2018

Buffalo News: "Critics take aim at Benderson over city tax break — for one apartment"

"When the public invests money in things, it should yield a benefit for the community," Magavern said. "It should be providing affordable housing and quality jobs for city residents, not just padding the profit of wealthy developers."

September 17, 2018

The 501(c)(3) Advocacy Lab Follow Up

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, Buffalo Commons, a joint collaboration between PPG and Cornell in Buffalo, hosted its first Lab in what will be a series of educational programs beginning this fall. It was free and open to the public. Sam Magavern, Executive Director of Partnership for the Public …

August 17, 2018

FB Community Land Trust Seeks Interim Executive Director

The F.B. Community Land Trust (FBCLT) seeks an interim executive director to oversee the day-to-day operations of the first-ever community land trust in the historic Fruit Belt neighborhood. The successful candidate will be familiar with how community land trusts can be used to ensure long-term …

August 7, 2018

Buffalo Commons Researcher Directory is Live!

We are excited to launch our navigable Researcher Directory featuring researchers both in and out of academia whose work focuses on the Buffalo Niagara region. The intent of this directory is to encourage partnership and collaboration between university and community. We would love …

August 7, 2018

New Climate Justice Publications

Partnership for the Public Good just released four policy briefs for the Crossroads Collective, which is comprised of nine organizations working at the intersection of climate justice with economic and racial justice in Western New York. 

July 31, 2018

WBFO: "Local developer has voluntarily set aside 15 percent of his new project for below-market-rate apartments"

  After years of fighting over more affordable housing, one local developer has voluntarily set aside 15 percent of his new project for below-market-rate apartments... PUSH Buffalo Organizing Director John Washington said..."this is an example that this can be done, that there is …

July 23, 2018

Press Statement: Directly impacted communities, grassroots organizations & the #FREEnewyork campaign call on the Erie County Legislature and New York State to end the jail crisis

On July 19, 2018 the New York State Commission of Correction’s Medical Review Board found that India Cumming’s death in the Erie County Holding Center “should be ruled as a homicide due to medical neglect” in a report issued on June 26 and made public by the Buffalo News on …

July 23, 2018

Racial Equity: Bail taking a toll on low-income families

Partnership for the Public Good's (PPG's) Andrea Ó Súilleabháin was featured in WBFO's news article discussing money bail and the impact it has on low-income families in Erie County. The article cites a statistic from PPG's policy report called Cruelty and

July 11, 2018

New Venue Directory for Community Events

Community groups often need accessible, affordable spaces for events and meetings. Our new directory offers a list of event and meeting spaces sorted by size. Entries include the contact information and street address for each venue, as well as details on cost, catering, capacity, and parking.

July 11, 2018

Homeless Alliance of WNY releases 2017 Annual Reports

The Homeless Alliance of WNY publishes reports of homelessness in the five-county region that they serve.   

July 2, 2018

Cornell High Road Fellowships Ignite Civic Careers in Buffalo

Cornell University students and area civic leaders came together for a panel on public service on Saturday, June 23, at WBFO studios. The undergraduates are in Buffalo for the High Road Fellowship, a Cornell in Buffalo program that brings Cornellians to the City of Good Neighbors for summer …