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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News Release | May. 3, 2021

Poverty Solutions grants six Graduate Research Assistant Awards to further strategies to prevent and alleviate poverty

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Apr. 14, 2021

Washtenaw County set to launch updated Opportunity Index

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Mar. 30, 2021

More Detroiters 'very likely' to get COVID-19 vaccine than 4 months ago, U-M survey finds

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  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Off Campus Location

    The Struggle to Survive in Central America: A Portrait of Life from a Grassroots, Human Rights Perspective

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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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research projects supported
since 2016