Affecting Change

To Prevent & Alleviate Poverty

Houses on Field St in Detroit


90 %

of pandemic-era evictions in Detroit involved properties operated unlawfully by landlords

2022 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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Ann Arbor to pilot guaranteed basic income program in partnership with University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions

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May. 30, 2023

Poverty Solutions research assistants support groups advancing Detroit financial well-being projects

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News Release | May. 18, 2023

New Michigan Medicine Program Seeks to Address Adolescent and Child Health-care Inequities

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Houses on Field St in Detroit

News Release | May. 17, 2023

U-M’s Poverty Solutions takes an evidence-based approach to improving life in Detroit and beyond

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Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

The Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions speaker series introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through an in-person and virtual lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation. Watch the latest talk, and learn more about the fall 2022 series.

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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