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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U-M public policy professors awarded Equitable Growth grant to study effects of expanded Child Tax Credit

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News Release | Sep. 15, 2022

U-M study finds 1 in 4 adults experience transportation insecurity

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Feature | Aug. 29, 2022

Amplifying youth voices to drive change in Detroit

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News Release | Aug. 17, 2022

Detroit housing loss prevention program yields 85% homeownership rate four years later

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

    The Interplay of Maternal Diet with Environmental Exposures in Pregnancy

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  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | School of Social Work Building

    In Deep Water: The Role of Municipal Debt in Environmental Crises and Racial Disparities

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

    Water and Public Health: Inequity and Affordability

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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