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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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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Oct. 6, 2021

Child Tax Credit providing critical help, but not reaching more than 1 in 10 eligible families

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Sep. 29, 2021

Poverty Solutions Director Luke Shaefer testifies at U.S. House hearing on pandemic relief programs

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  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Off Campus Location

    Shift Series: Tools for Dramatic Change

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

    Jonathan Cohn: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage

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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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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