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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Concern about safety is main reason many Detroiters are not getting vaccinated, U-M survey finds

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News Release | Jul. 26, 2021

Rent, mortgage linked to worse health outcomes during early stages of pandemic

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News Release | Jul. 26, 2021

Addressing links between poverty, housing, water access and affordability in Detroit

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Detroit skyline with the words Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit

Jun. 22, 2021

Funding opportunity to advance economic mobility priorities of Detroit residents

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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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