Affecting Change

To Prevent & Alleviate Poverty


90 %

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

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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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Jeffrey Morenoff testifying to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Poverty Solutions affiliate Morenoff testifies on 2020 Census undercount of Detroit

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News Release | Jul. 27, 2022

Poverty Solutions to study Oakland County's healthy food system landscape

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News Release | Jul. 5, 2022

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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  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Jeff T. Blau Hall

    Board Fellowship Information Session for Students

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  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Ross School of Business

    5th Annual Business+Impact Showcase – 2022

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  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Palmer Commons

    LHS Collaboratory

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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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80 +

research projects supported
since 2016