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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Lucas Pittman

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BS ILR, 2013
Buffalo, NY
Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, High Road

Work Highlights

This High Road fellow conducted a comprehensive study of foreclosures and mortgage defaults in Erie County, creating a database and map of foreclosure and pending foreclosure locations, and identifying clients in need of services for foreclosure prevention.

Student Insights

I learned that are more public interest organizations than I could have ever imagined. I also have learned that Buffalo is going through an immensely difficult transition economically but I definitively believe that in the next couple decades some stabilization and growth will occur especially within the fields of medicine with projects such as the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


I helped Belmont Housing by putting together a study they would not have otherwise done. The study demonstrates how effective their services are which in turn helps them receive funding which ultimately helps more suffering people in the Greater Buffalo community.