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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Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer to give inaugural Kohn lecture on using evidence to fight poverty

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News Release | Oct. 21, 2021

Nearly 38,000 households in Detroit estimated to be living in inadequate housing

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Oct. 14, 2021

Latino Michiganders: Key findings from U-M Poverty Solutions

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Oct. 11, 2021

Federal unemployment money during pandemic boosted health care spending

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

    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

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

    How close and how much? Linking health outcomes to spatial distributions of built environment features

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  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Weill Hall (Ford School)

    Lessons in using evidence to fight poverty

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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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80 +

research projects supported
since 2016