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Erie County Fair Housing Partnership
Who We Are
Welcome! The Erie County Fair Housing Partnership was created in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting equal opportunity in housing for all residents of Western New York. The Partnership has a diverse representation from various segments of the community including government, banking, real estate, legal services, advocacy groups and community organizations (see list of current members).
Why Fair Housing is Important
Six Belmont Housing Resources for WNY Staff members
County of Erie, New York, Fair Housing Law
The Erie County Fair Housing Partnership will be seeking letters of support from agencies for an important legislative initiative: passage of an Erie County Fair Housing Law. Developed over the past two years, the Partnership's legislation proposes:
Do you support Inclusionary Zoning in the Green Code?
If you support including Inclusionary Zoning in the Green Code so that all new housing over 12 unites will include at least 10% of affordable housing and want to ensure that new development creates opportunities for all Buffalo, New York residents than highlight, print, fill in this card and send it over to www.pushbuffalo.org by April 8, 2016.
[ ] I support including Inclusionary Zoning in the Green Code so that all new housing
"It Doesn't Happen Here"
Thanks to the Erie County Fair Housing Partnership and Squeaky Wheel Productions, the Housing Opportunities (HOME) website www.homeny.org carries a link to a thirty three minute documentary of "This Doesn't Happen Here", which explores Buffalo's history of racial segregation and its activist challenges. The documentary was shown throughout the month of April, 2013 in various locations including Buffalo's Market Arcade, University of Buffalo Law School, Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Belmont Shelter, Sheridan Parkside Community Center, Tonawanda and Harlem Road Community Center, Amherst.
The Buffalo News - Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Another Voice: Erie County Should Pass a Law to Prevent Housing Discrimination
The New York Times - Saturday, August 8, 2015 - A Year After Ferguson
The Huffington Post - Monday, August 10, 2015 - Segregation 101 and Effect of Exclusionary Zoning
ECFHP Sponsored Projects, Presentations, Seminars, Outreach and Educational Endeavors, 2016
- Wednesday, April 6 - Hamburg Free Fair Housing Training for Landlords & Tenants provided by Housing Opportunities Made Equal - 6122 South Park Avenue - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- Fair Housing Proclamation - Thursday, April 7 - 10:00 am - Town of Amherst, NY Council Chambers
- Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop VII - Free - Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Auditorium - 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY - 8:30 am registration; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm program
- Beverly Moore of the Buffalo Urban League Speaks on Fair Housing at the Masten District Stakeholder Breakfast - 877 E. Delavan - Contact Masten District office for more info
- Fair Housing/Landlord-Tenant Rights Training - Tuesday, April 12 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Amherst Town Hall - Free
- HOME Annual Dinner and Meeting - Thursday, April 14 - 5:00 pm - Buffalo Convention Center - For tickets call Samantha Long at 716-854-1300 ext 17
- Landlord Training and Certification - Wednesday, April 20 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the HOME Office, 1542 Main at Ferry - $35 - register by calling 716-854-1400 Ext 22
- April 5 - Malcolm X - showing & discussion at Buffalo UB Buffalo Film Seminars - 7pm Amherst Dipson Theate - $9.50 adults; $7.50 students; $7.00 seniors
- April 5 - The Difficulty of Realizing Equality and Freedom - Merriweather Library - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Part of a series on the writings of James Baldwin - Free
- April 19 - Discussion on the Urgency of Addressing Injustice Now - Merriweather Library - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Part of a series on the writings of James Baldwin - Free
- Now thru April 30 - The Mark of Cain - Manny Fried Playhouse - Tickets $25 general admission; $20 seniors and students - more info at 408-0499 or www.subversivetheatre.org
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