In September 2020, Poverty Solutions released a report that lifts up more than a decade’s worth of input from Detroit residents on how to increase economic mobility and decrease poverty in their city. The community-based research project, titled “Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit,” highlights the importance of nuance in building resident-driven approaches to poverty reduction in the city.
We aim to make progress together. Poverty Solutions works with community groups and policy makers to provide technical assistance, connections to scholars and resources, and data and evidence that informs and drives progress on poverty.
We work with community organizations and individuals in co-creating and seeking new solutions to prevent and alleviate poverty — while looking for ways the university can both share knowledge with and learn from our larger community through community conversations, events, grant opportunities, and more.