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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U-M awarded grant to support Detroit entrepreneurs in bridging digital divide

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Sep. 8, 2021

Dark matter, universal child allowance up for discussion at Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions series

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Aug. 30, 2021

Detroit unemployment sits at 25%—lower than pandemic peak, twice pre-pandemic rate

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Aug. 23, 2021

Nearly 9 out of 10 unhoused Detroit students not identified by schools, U-M analysis finds

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  • 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm | Off Campus Location

    Neighborhood Greening for Stormwater Management: What Matters for Residents

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  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Institute For Social Research

    Unprecedented: The Expansion of the Social Safety Net During the COVID Era and Its Impacts on Poverty and Hardship

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  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Off Campus Location

    Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

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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