New UB report examines the state of Buffalo’s Black residents

Published December 2, 2021


Spectrum News aired a story on a new report by Henry-Louis Taylor, Jr. that examines the state of Buffalo’s Black population and shows that the city’s Black residents have not made progress over the past 30-plus years. As Buffalo has one of the oldest housing stocks in the nation, many of its residential units are likely to contain substances that can cause serious health detriments. “We looked deeply at the neighborhood setting and conditions, and the conditions were awful,” Taylor said. “Blacks were trapped in substandard housing across the East Side. The average median year that houses were built on the east side was 1940. You do the math; these are old houses.”



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