Upcoming Events

Next GDZ Tours

Wednesday February 17th, 2016 @ 8am-9am

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 @ 8am-9am

Thursday April 7th, 2016 @ 8am-9am

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Free Legal Thursdays 

Thursday February 11th, 2016 @ 4:30pm-6:30pm

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In 2007, PUSH established its first rental property as a centerpiece of affordable housing and local job creation. Our first two properties, which were acquired and rehabilitated by our organization and our members, were 3-unit buildings on Massachusetts Avenue and Chenango Street.

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Upcoming: Community Development Committee Meeting, Tues. Feb. 16th, 2016


Community organizing is the lifeblood of PUSH. Since 2005, with the success of our Block by Block campaign, we have called on neighborhood residents and allies to participate in half a dozen direct-action and legislative campaigns. 

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Current Campaigns

Energy Democracy

High Road Economic Development

Responsible Banking 

School 77

Tenant Advocacy Campaign

Historical Campaigns 


PUSH’s main achievement in scaling up energy efficiency retrofits in Buffalo, is Green Jobs – Green New York, an innovative law drafted in partnership with the Center for Working Families in NYC.

In 2012, PUSH Buffalo founded PUSH Green, a non-profit weatherization and energy efficiency program.


PUSH Green small business weatherization program video

99 Fast Food rev 1 from Samantha Nephew on Vimeo.

Minh Tran, owner of 99 Fast Food on Bailey Avenue was the latest to take advantage of our commercial energy program! He invested in his business by making 99 Fast Food energy efficient which means savings on his bills and a warmer space for his customers! Are you ready to make the investment?

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Blog updates

  • PUSH News - February 2016

  • Niagara Street Redevelopment Community Workshops

    Momentum from the city of Buffalo is being applied for redeveloping Niagara Street - an important corridor along the western end of Buffalo NY and near the Canadian border. This street is also in our neighborhood.  As the city is preparing to transform this street and neighborhood, it's important for you to take action because this could affect the future of the neighborhood. Below is a list of community workshops that you are are encouraged to attend.

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GSNC Youth Center

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The mission of PUSH’s Grant Street Neighborhood Center (GSNC) is to provide an open, safe and productive community space with resources and programs that respond to expressed community needs.

The Grant Street Neighborhood Center serves as a drop-in community center for the public. Our open, safe and productive space provides daily activities and programming that are intentionally infused with opportunities to build critical consciousness through participatory education.

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