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April 3, 2020

Already ‘a Crisis Before the Pandemic,’ Access to Water Should Be Top Priority

While access to water is increasingly recognized as a basic human right, “access to and affordability of clean, healthy water was a national crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, including right here in Western New York,” said Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Executive Director of PUSH Buffalo. This …

April 3, 2020

Read the Full Transcript: Press Conference on Water Access During COVID-19

This transcript is from the 4/2/2020 10am press conference urging the City of Buffalo to proactively restore water services to Buffalo residents amidst the COVID-19 crisis.  Speakers include: Rahwa Ghirmatzion (Executive Director, PUSH Buffalo), Andrea Ó Súilleabháin …

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 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 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

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 …

November 18, 2019

Changes to the Buffalo In-Rem Auction: Kate Lockhart from the WNY Law Center on The Public Good Radio Show

On October 29th, PPG’s Executive Director, Andrea Ó Súilleabháin sat down with Kate Lockhart, Director of the Vacant and Abandoned Properties program at the Western New York Law Center. They discussed the Buffalo Tax Foreclosure Auction (Oct 29-31), recent changes to the …

September 9, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants protections from Buffalo's rising home values"

"Every neighborhood in Buffalo has increased in value, according to the city's recently completed 2020 citywide property tax revaluation of 93,000 residential and commercial properties. The city's total projected value is $17.4 billion, up 63 percent from last year's tax roll, with a projected …

September 5, 2019

WKBW Buffalo: "Sticker shock with new Buffalo property assessments"

All Buffalo neighborhoods have gone up in value - but will mean more taxes for some.  

July 9, 2019

New York State Passes Major Tenant Protection Reforms

June 14 marked a historic day for tenants in New York State. It was the day Governor Cuomo signed the “Housing Stability and Tenants Protection Act of 2019” (HSTPA) into law. Many know that this law secures rent regulation for thousands of tenants in New York City and allows …