Tonight a broad coalition of regional agencies, local governments, non-profits and individual citizens will be celebrating the culmination of three years of unprecedented outreach, engagement and planning in Buffalo Niagara.
The One Region Forward Community Congress will celebrate a broad based effort to establish a regional plan and implementation network for creating stronger, more opportunity rich neighborhoods within Buffalo Niagara.
Make Communities is pleased to have played a role in this effort, partnering with the University at Buffalo Regional Institute to produce two major pillars of the plan: Complete Communities for a Changing Region: Housing and Neighborhood Strategies to Move One Region Forward and the Fair Housing Equity Assessment: Expanding Opportunity in Buffalo Niagara. Both of the documents will soon be available in their entirety on the One Region Forward website and in the coming days and weeks, this blog will be highlighting major themes of each.
In the meantime, we hope to see you tonight. Stop by the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library (1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY) anytime between 5:30PM – 7:00PM to meet partners involved in the initiative, take home a copy of the plan summary, learn next steps and discover new ways to be involved in your community.
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