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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 12, 2018

Report Finds Widespread Violations of Workers’ Rights in Buffalo

Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo just released a report revealing widespread violations of wage and safety laws in Buffalo. Nicole Hallett, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo School of Law and the author of the report, will speak on her findings at the …

April 12, 2018

More than one-third of Buffalo residents live in poverty, report finds, WIVB Interview

Watch the Channel 4 WIVB interviews with Dennice Barr and Sam Magavern and read about the release of report for the Poverty Truth Commission, "Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions."

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 …

April 2, 2018

Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context

PPG has just released a policy brief drafted by Daniel Cadzow, Policy Fellow at PPG and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable traffic infrastructure. The policy brief summarizes the history of transportation infrastructure in Buffalo and some of the thinking behind its …

March 23, 2018

Fighting Against Displacement: The All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network

The city of Buffalo has been selected for PolicyLink’s All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Network. It is a network of local elected officials, city staff, and community leaders from 10 cities that will advance a range of strategies to prevent displacement of low-income residents and …

March 20, 2018

Meet PPG's Newest Staff Member and Partner

Jalonda Hill joined us in January as our new Communications and Outreach Specialist, through the Americorps Economic Development Corps program. She is also the founder of Colored Girls Bike Too, our newest partner initiative.

March 9, 2018

New Advisory Body Will Bring Community Recommendations on Police Oversight

Following advocacy by the Open Buffalo Justice and Opportunity Coalition and Partnership for the Public Good, the Buffalo Common Council has created a Community Advisory Body on Police Oversight, as reported in the Buffalo News this week.

March 1, 2018

New Fact Sheet on the Indigenous People of Western New York

PPG has released a fact sheet summarizing the available history of Indigenous people in what is now known as Western New York and providing information on the contemporary state of Haudenosaunee communities. Intended to shed light on an often overlooked history, it includes demographic, economic, …

February 28, 2018

New Policy Brief on the Consequences of Being "Unbanked" in Buffalo

This policy brief offers national and local information about people who lack bank accounts and describes some of the impacts of being “unbanked,” including reliance on exploitative services such as check cashing, rent to own stores, and pawn shops. It was drafted by was drafted by …

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, …