Affecting Change

To Prevent & Alleviate Poverty

24 %

of Detroit renters say they spend more than half of their monthly income on housing

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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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Majority of Detroiters report stable, improved financial situation compared to year ago

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News Release | Apr. 6, 2022

Most Detroiters vaccinated in second half of 2021 were previously unsure about COVID-19 vaccines

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News Release | Mar. 30, 2022

Event series to explore racialized health, economic disparities from COVID-19

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News Release | Mar. 28, 2022

US households in better financial shape at end of 2021 than pre-pandemic

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  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Matthaei Botanical Gardens

    Fluid Thinking: Water Justice in a Changing Climate

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  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Off Campus Location

    Lessons Learned: Michigan’s Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

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

    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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research projects supported
since 2016