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Home ownership by Blacks in Buffalo has flatlined

November 8th, 2023- Investigative Post By I’Jaz Ja’ciel View Original Article Despite a plethora of programs encouraging Blacks to purchase their own homes, the ownership rate for African-Americans in Buffalo has barely budged over the past four decades. Where there has been growth lately, it’s come in the suburbs, according to Census data and federal …

Clean Mobility Neighborhood Leadership Group

Clean Mobility refers to using transportation systems and vehicles that produce little to no harmful emissions and have a minimal environmental impact. The project incorporates unique and innovative investments in the East Side of Buffalo to address important needs, collaborate with additional investment opportunities, and co-create a creative, inclusive, and comprehensive strategy for clean mobility …

Linking food security, housing and health is way forward for East Buffalo

February 20, 2023 – BUFFALO NEWS By Janey Gramza View Original Article Here   Stephanie Simeon’s wheelhouse is affordable housing, so when she starts talking about food insecurity in Buffalo’s low-income areas, she has often been met with confused looks and a “stay in your lane” mentality. But that has changed since the hate-motivated mass shooting …

'Reckless negligence': Judge orders former landlord to pay nearly $5.1 million for lead paint violations

November 7, 2022- BUFFALO NEWS By Dale Anderson View Original Article Here A former landlord who was considered one of the worst in Buffalo has been ordered to pay nearly $5.1 million in penalties, restitution and forfeited rent for lead paint violations, State Attorney General Letitia James announced. State Supreme Court Justice Catherine Nugent Panepinto …

Attorney General James Wins $5.1 Million from Notorious Buffalo Landlord To Fund Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention in Erie County

November 7th, 2022 – Press Release BUFFALO – New York Attorney General Letitia James today won her $5.1 million lawsuit against against Angel Elliot Dalfin, a Buffalo-area landlord whose flagrant and egregious violations of lead safety laws resulted in more than two dozen reported cases of childhood lead poisoning. Erie County Supreme Court Justice Catherine …