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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 …

February 3, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: New York State needs to enact a paid sick leave law"

By Nicole Hallett and Michael Dolce | February 3, 2020 Due to the federal government’s hostile attitude toward working people, progressive economic policy has been left to the states. That is why it was encouraging to see Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo advocate for a statewide paid sick leave law …

February 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Scary stories obscure the fact that bail reform is working"

By Colleen Kristich | February 2, 2020 The Constitution clearly establishes that our right to due process includes the right to a speedy, fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It explicitly prohibits excessive bail.

January 28, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Marijuana act needed to curb discriminatory policing"

By Orlando Dickson | January 28, 2020 On a bright, sunny afternoon in September, I’m pulled over for what seems to be a routine traffic stop in Buffalo. I’m a black man, with a low fade haircut, 30 years old, dressed in a suit and tie, driving a newer model Dodge Durango. The officer is …

January 27, 2020

Jeopardy! For the Public Good

Who will be our first Jeopardy! For the Public Good champions?! Come to PPG's inaugural event in the fashion of everyone's favorite trivia show on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm at the Buffalo History Museum to witness 16 contestants test out their PPG and Buffalo knowledge!