Upcoming Events

Next GDZ Tours

Wednesday May 11th, 2016 & Wednesday May 25th @ 8am-9am

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PUSH Gro Compost Launch   

May 25th, 2016 @ 5pm

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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: June 1st Albany Rally for Climate, Jobs, & Justice, Wednesday June 1st


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

  • NY Renews June 1st Albany Rally for Climate, Jobs, & Justice

      NY Renews coalition calls on the NYS Legislature to pass historic bill to combat climate change, create good jobs, and reinvest in disadvantaged communities NY Renews, a statewide coalition of nearly 60 environmental justice, labor, community-based and environmental organizations, is calling on all New Yorkers to Stand Together for Climate, Jobs, and Justice at a rally in Albany on June 1st and is demanding bold action by the NYS Legislature to pass historic legislation introduced by the ...

  • PUSH Launches New Compost Business

    PUSH Blue is launching PUSH Gro, a compost & native plant initiative to create a more sustainable and climate resilient Buffalo.     People United for Sustainable Housing’s mission is to mobilize residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing, expand local hiring opportunities, and advance environmental and economic justice in Buffalo. The establishment of PUSH Gro aligns with this mission by contributing to the ecological respect and responsibility ...

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GSNC Youth Center

Free meals at the Grant St Neighborhood Center

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UPDATE: Check out & join our GSNC Group on FaceBook for regular updates 

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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