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Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop

Friday, February 26, 2010
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Networking Reception: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Merriweather Library
1324 Jefferson Avenue (at E. Utica) | Buffalo, New York 14208

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop – Flyer (pdf)


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Do you or anyone you know need help filing your income taxes?  Want this done free?  As a service to the community, CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) helps working families get the money and assistance they’ve earned by providing free income tax preparation and e-filing for those who may be less able to afford a paid tax preparer.

Typically, those who have worked in the past year and earned less than $40,000 are eligible. While most returns can be done, some may be more complex and need referral to a more specialized preparer.

The dates, places, and times that CASH will provide these services are listed below.  Help will also be available en Español.

**Distribute Widely**

1. Tue Mar 17 5pm – Tue Mar 17 8pm

Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave., Buffalo 14213

2. Thu Mar 19 5pm – Thu Mar 19 8pm

Riverside Library, 820 Tonawanda Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

3. Sat Mar 21 10am – Sat Mar 21 2pm

Trading Post Community Care Center 38 Franklin St., PO Box 96, Springville, NY 14141

4. Sun Mar 22 1pm – Sun Mar 22 4pm

Merriweather Library 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208

5. Tue Mar 24 5pm – Tue Mar 24 8pm

Daemen College Wick Student Center, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226

6. Sat Mar 28 10am – Sat Mar 28 2pm

Love Inc. & Town of Concord Town Hall 86 Franklin, Springville 14141

7. Tue Mar 31 5pm – Tue Mar 31 8pm

MAP 271 Grant Ave., Buffalo, NY 14213

8. Sat Apr 4 10am – Sat Apr 4 1pm

Evans National Bank, 6840 Erie Road, Derby, NY 14047

9. Tue Apr 7 5pm – Tue Apr 7 8pm

Hispanics United, 254 Virginia, Buffalo, NY 14201

10. Sat Apr 11 10am – Sat Apr 11 1pm

Evans National Bank 8599 Erie Road, Evans, NY 14006

11. Tue Apr 14 5pm – Tue Apr 14 8pm

MAP 271 Grant, Buffalo, NY 14213



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The Homeless Alliance and the WNY Coalition for the Homeless, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is proud to present a day-long symposium entitled Ending Homelessness.

The symposium will take place on Tuesday, Sept 16th. from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Our Keynote Speaker is Philip F. Mangano, Executive Director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Breakout session topics will include
– homeless supportive services
– homeless housing funding
– accessing mainstream benefits
– implementing Housing First models
– preventing foreclosure
– grassroots economic development

This symposium is for executive directors, program directors, case managers, community advocates, policy makers, homeless housing and service providers, human service providers, homeless outreach workers, and community and faith-based organizations.

The symposium will take place at the Hyatt-Regency in Buffalo. Cost will be $45/person. Invitation and Registration Form will follow. Any inquiries should be directed to Irene Pijuan at 847-0655 x264.

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The WNY Coalition for the Homeless, a group that the Homeless Alliance partners with frequently, will be presenting a free workshop on permanent housing options in Erie County. It is a half-day workshop with speakers from a variety of permanent housing providers throughout the County such as Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Rental Assistance Corporation, Belmont Shelter Corporation, People Inc., etc. There are also presentations on evictions and tenants’ rights.

When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 8:30 – noon
Where: SS. Columba and Brigid Roman Catholic Church (corner of Hickory and Eagle St.)

The Workshop is Free; RSVP required.
Call Adrian Slocum at Catholic Charities,  856-4494 x3010

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The Fiscal Policy Institute, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Coalition for Economic Justice, The Partnership for the Public Good and the Homeless Alliance of Western New York

invite you to a briefing and community forum on

Governor Spitzer’s 2008-09 Executive Budget and its Implications for

New York Families and the Upstate Economy

Thursday, February 21, 2008

9:30 am to 11:30 am

United Way of Buffalo and Erie County

742 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, NY

  • An Overview of Governor Spitzer’s Budget Proposals. What are the major elements of Governor Spitzer’s Executive Budget
  • Key Budget and Tax Issues. A more detailed look at the Governor’s budget proposals affecting education, property taxes, health and human services, and economic development. What are the implications of these proposals for New York Families and the Upstate Economy? What are the major alternatives to the Governor’s proposals in these key areas?
  • Better Choice Budget Campaign (BCBC). Take a detailed look at 6 different ways over 100 community-based, faith based, labor and other organizations think we should close our budget gap and make the tax system more equitable for working families.

Registerby calling 518-452-2130; or by sending an e-mail message to mkd67@aol.com.

Budget Briefing Flyer

Briefing sponsored by –

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Our friends at the Western New York Coalition for the Homeless have put together another great workshop for the community regarding the Department of Social Services.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, January 30th from 8:30am to 4pm. It will be at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Buffalo. 

More a conference than a workshop, the all-day event gathers together human services advocates and Department of Social Services representatives to announce changes in mainstream benefit programs, update on eligibility requirements and application processes, and troubleshoot barriers to service.

This year’s workshop will be more interactive with opportunities for advocates to speak with DSS representatives about frequent concerns.

The Homeless Alliance is excited to see how motivated the advocates are in our community to put together an event like this and encouraged by the willingness of the Department of Social Services to participate in this event.

If you would like to register for the workshop, it is $15/person if you register before Jan. 18th; after that date registration is $20 (this includes lunch, beverages, and snacks). Either way, this is a very affordable fee for an all-day workshop with this much information. Make your checks out to “WNY Coalition for the Homeless” and mail them to:

Adrian Slocum
c/o Catholic Charities
525 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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