Affecting Change

To Prevent & Alleviate Poverty

Mural by Bob Spence on Rosa Parks Blvd in Southwest Detroit
Director H. Luke Shaefer
The mission of Poverty Solutions is to partner with communities and policymakers to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty.
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New website answers Michiganders’ questions about expanded Child Tax Credit

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Detroit skyline with the words Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit

Jun. 22, 2021

Funding opportunity to advance economic mobility priorities of Detroit residents

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News Release | Jun. 17, 2021

Coalition launches effort to reduce child poverty in Detroit by connecting families with expanded Child Tax Credit

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Jun. 3, 2021

'Stimulus checks substantially reduced hardship,' NYT and Newsweek report, citing Poverty Solutions study

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Projects and Partners

Our projects focus on data, evidence, and equitable partnerships to bring about positive change.

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