What if disinvested communities had real power to allocate federal budget aid for local governments?
With the City of Buffalo receiving $331 million in direct funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Ghirmatzion believes the city has an opportunity to take that lesson to heart and support other neighborhoods in to go through the same community-led process PUSH Buffalo went through for the Green Development Zone. But, she says, that’s not even close to what’s happening. And across the country, so far, similar stories are playing out in other cities that are figuring out what to do with ARPA relief dollars.
Read the full article by Oscar Perry Abello in Next City.
July 21, 2022