Engagement Series

The Poverty Solutions Engagement Series tackles poverty-related topics by bringing faculty, students and communities together to explore ideas, strategies and potential solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time.

Upcoming Events

  • Poverty Simulation (October 6-7, 2017)
  • Economic Mobility and Transportation (Spring 2018)
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Past Events

Making Housing More Affordable

The first Poverty Solutions Engagement Series session, Making Housing More Affordable, took place on April 7, 2017, at the U-M School of Social Work. It featured keynote speaker, Arthur Jemison, the director of housing and revitalization for the city of Detroit and interactive breakout sessions led by faculty and community experts discussing a variety of approaches to providing more affordable housing.

The event included breakout sessions (PDF) where attendees tackled issues related to affordable housing, including, homelessness in Washtenaw County, property tax exemption, and supportive services for low-income housing.


Keynote Address