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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January Jobs Report Shows Exceptionally Strong Labor Market

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News Release | Jan. 24, 2023

Gun control measures associated with reduced police use of force

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Jan. 19, 2023

Public bank could address Chicago residents' complaints about private bankers, lenders

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News Release | Jan. 19, 2023

Poverty Solutions to help guide Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency reforms

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

    Housing Instability, Housing and Neighborhood Design, and Healthcare

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  • 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Weiser Hall

    Amali Tower, 2023 Weerasinghe Lecture

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  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Off Campus Location

    LHS Collaboratory Joint Session with UM School of Dentistry

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Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

The Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions speaker series introduces key issues regarding the causes and consequences of poverty through an in-person and virtual lecture series featuring experts in policy and practice from across the nation. Watch the latest talk, and learn more about the fall 2022 series.

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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