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April 1, 2020

Community Groups call on the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Water to Restore Services to Combat COVID-19 in Buffalo

Help us call on the City of Buffalo and Buffalo Water to restore services to households without water. For almost two weeks, community and legal services organizations have pressed the City to do two things: communicate more widely and effectively about how people can get …

March 28, 2020

The Washington Post: "When coronavirus hits, but the water is shut off"

By Isaac Stanley-Becker | March 28, 2020 Scores of cities have tried to prevent water deprivation from exacerbating the public-health emergency by pausing shut-offs during the pandemic. Some states have even stepped in. But getting the water turned back on can prove an arduous …

March 25, 2020

Working for the Public Good in a Time of Crisis

At Partnership for the Public Good, we have refocused our work to respond to the Coronavirus crisis and the many urgent needs it raises across health, housing, and economy. Our partners are addressing these impacts head-on, and we’re listening to their concerns and challenges to ensure …

March 25, 2020

Coalition Shares Powerful Testimony at Bail Reform Town Hall

A town hall meeting on bail reform planned for March 18 was transitioned last-minute to an online format to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Over 70 people tuned in last Wednesday evening to hear testimony about the recent changes to bail laws from attorneys, people directly impacted by bail, and …

March 23, 2020

Buffalo News: "Critics want water shut-offs reversed, but city says residents must call first"

By Deidre Williams | March 23, 2020 A 67-year-old Vietnam veteran in South Buffalo with health issues did not have running water in his home for more than a year after the Buffalo Water Authority shut it off because of nonpayment. The utility turned the man's water back on …

March 8, 2020

Buffalo News: "Rising home values: As investors cheer, low-income owners despair"

"Real estate in our city has changed drastically in the past few years, and for some homes, assessments have tripled or even quadrupled," said Sarah Wooton, a policy analyst at the Partnership for the Public Good and an organizer with the Buffalo Property Tax Coalition. "This is great news if …

March 5, 2020

Spectrum News: "PUSH Buffalo, Partnership for Public Good Challenge City Eviction Rates"

By Fadia Patterson | March 5, 2020  There are more than 65,000 rental units occupied in Buffalo right now. According to a new study, more than half of those tenants can barely afford to make ends meet. The Partnership for Public Good released a more than 50 page report …

March 5, 2020

WIVB: "Report: Buffalo eviction rate ‘a crisis hiding in plain sight’"

by Al Vaughters | March 5, 2020 Several community service groups, tenant activists, and housing attorneys gathered at the Marine Trust Building this week to talk about a new report on local evictions, “Evicted in Buffalo: the High Cost of Involuntary …

March 4, 2020

Buffalo News: "Buffalo eviction rates have reached 'astonishing' levels, report says"

By Caitlin Dewey | March 4, 2020 Tenant eviction rates have long been high in Buffalo, one of the poorest cities in the country. But according to a report released Wednesday by the think tank Partnership for the Public Good, court-ordered evictions and other involuntary …

March 4, 2020

Buffalo Rising: "New Report: Buffalo’s “Massive” Eviction Problem, What it Costs Us, and How to Fix It"

by G. Rasmussen | March 4, 2020 A report released today finds that Buffalo has a “massive” eviction problem, with an eviction rate of 14.6% of renting households – much higher than that of comparable cities including Cincinnati (8.8%), Cleveland (8.2%), Milwaukee …

February 24, 2020

Public Research Fellow Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals, Due March 13, 2020Public Research FellowshipPPG and Buffalo Commons are seeking 2-4 Public Research Fellows for 2020. The fellowship will be open to faculty members, adjuncts, and post-docs at Western New York universities and colleges, as …

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 …