Affecting Change

To Prevent & Alleviate Poverty

24 %

of Detroit renters say they spend more than half of their monthly income on housing

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2021 Impact Report
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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Washtenaw County should consider long-term impact, implementation of ARPA allocations

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News Release | Jun. 29, 2022

9 in 10 Detroit eviction cases filed during pandemic came from landlords not compliant with rental codes

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Jun. 22, 2022

New Land Contract Buyer Guide assists Detroiters on path toward homeownership

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Jun. 16, 2022

Michigan poverty map identifies regional needs related to child care, health care, affordable housing

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Why does car insurance cost so much in Michigan?

Michigan has the most expensive auto insurance in the U.S., despite reforms passed in 2019 that significantly lowered premiums. What contributes to the high rates? Why do Black drivers end up paying more? How does the cost of auto insurance impact economic mobility? Watch now.

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Our Approach

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