Media Coverage

College, a way out of poverty, is a distant dream in much of rural Michigan
October 16, 2019
Detroit Free Press

A program to cut down back taxes for Detroiters may be too little, too late
October 15, 2019
Detour Detroit
Expert: Alexa Eisenberg

Detroit Rising podcast: Detroit’s broadband haves and have nots
October 11, 2019
Crain's Detroit
Expert: Joshua Edmonds

The Toll of Student Debt Goes Beyond Failing to Build Wealth
October 10, 2019
The Morning Consult
Expert: William Elliott III

A Harvard Research Institute Explores What Makes A Good Neighborhood in Detroit
October 9, 2019
Hour Detroit
Expert: Alford Young, Jr. and Alexa Eisenberg

Detour Detroit covers Detroit Digital Inclusion Summit, goals for increasing internet access
October 8, 2019
Detour Detroit
Expert: Joshua Edmonds

Rural Communities: Conquering Challenges, Optimizing Opportunities
October 4, 2019
Rural Matters podcast
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

With the Affordable Care Act’s future in doubt, evidence grows that it has saved lives
September 30, 2019
The Washington Post
Expert: John Ayanian

Opinion: Clean-slate legislation strengthens Michigan
September 24, 2019
The Detroit News
Expert: J.J. Prescott and Sonja Starr

Top Democrats discussed ‘Medicare for All’ at Houston debate, but what about healthy food for all?
September 13, 2019
The Conversation
Expert: Patricia Smith

America’s poverty rate falls while household incomes remain the same
September 10, 2019
Philadelphia Inquirer
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

More Americans go without health insurance for the first time in a decade
September 10, 2019
USA Today
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Poverty declines, but more are uninsured and household income is at a standstill, census data show
September 10, 2019
Los Angeles Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Poor and middle-class Americans are much less likely to survive into their 70s than the wealthy, federal report says
September 9, 2019
Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Detroit’s first director of digital inclusion helps a divided city get online
September 4, 2019
Marketplace

Forward Focus: Study shows Michigan is home to one of largest homeless student populations
August 27, 2019
WSBT-TV

Focusing on Sawyer’s future
August 16, 2019
Marquette Mining Journal
Expert: Kristen Ranville Kerecman

Focus groups work towards bettering the K.I. Sawyer community
August 15, 2019
TV 6

2019’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children
August 7, 2019
WalletHub
Expert: Trina Shanks, Terri Friedline

This tax credit wasn’t meant to help with housing, but that’s exactly what it’s doing
August 5, 2019
The Conversation
Expert: Natasha Pilkauskas

Editorial: Administration sets sights on food stamps
August 1, 2019
East Oregonian

Rural children more than twice as likely to be homeless in Michigan
July 25, 2019
Bridge Magazine
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Study: the US could have averted about 15,600 deaths if every state expanded Medicaid
July 23, 2019
Vox
Expert: Sarah Miller

MLive covers discussion on Detroit investments at U-M Regents meeting
July 19, 2019
MLive
Expert: Alexa Eisenberg

Udow-Phillips, Shaefer: Reduce ‘administrative burden’ of work rules to prevent mass health coverage losses
July 15, 2019
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer and Marianne Udow-Phillips

Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ballmer Foundation Announce Detroit to Join New Initiative to Increase Economic Mobility
June 20, 2019
City of Detroit Mayor's Office

Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty
June 20, 2019
Washington Post
Expert: Sandra K. Danziger

Michigan homeless students struggle academically with more resources needed
June 20, 2019
MLive
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Michigan homeless students struggle academically with more resources needed
June 20, 2019
MLive
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Elizabeth Warren’s plan to pass her plans
June 12, 2019
Vox
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Excessive insurance rates hurt struggling families most of all
June 8, 2019
Michigan Capitol Confidential
Expert: Josh Rivera

Auto insurance help is on way for Michigan motorists
June 6, 2019
Midland Daily News

Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduces closest plan in Congress to universal basic income
June 6, 2019
Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

How many Americans live on $2 a day? The biggest debate in poverty research, explained.
June 5, 2019
Vox
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Gov. Whitmer signs bipartisan no-fault auto insurance reform bill
May 30, 2019
WXYZ (Detroit)
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Is recent auto insurance reform good news for low-income Michiganders? Maybe.
May 29, 2019
Michigan Radio
Expert: Patrick Cooney

Experts have wanted to update the poverty line for years – but not the way Trump is planning to do it
May 22, 2019
Pacific Standard
Expert: David Johnson

In the fight to improve attendance, the Detroit district will try using vans to pick up absent students
May 22, 2019
Chalkbeat Detroit
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Whitmer: I won’t be ‘bullied’ on auto insurance
May 22, 2019
The Detroit News
Expert: Joshua Rivera and Patrick Cooney

Gaylord women create project to connect homeless youth with community resources
May 16, 2019
Gaylord Herald Times
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Why Low-Income Households Need to Be Part of the Clean Energy Revolution
May 16, 2019
Yale Environment 360
Expert: Tony Reames

“Effective Treatment Everywhere”
May 14, 2019
Harvard Magazine
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

“Effective Treatment Everywhere”
May 14, 2019
Harvard Magazine
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment
May 14, 2019
Michigan Radio

State names jobless advocate to lead Unemployment Insurance Agency
May 6, 2019
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Steve Gray

As Auto Lending Delinquencies Rise, Discrimination Is Even More Dangerous To The Economy
May 1, 2019
Forbes
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Panel debates whether credit scores unfairly affect car insurance rates
May 1, 2019
The Detroit News
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Tlaib blasts auto insurers on Detroit’s high rates, says it amounts to red-lining
May 1, 2019
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Whitmer orders look at auto-insurance pricing on non-driving factors
May 1, 2019
MLive

Detroit hires director of digital inclusion
April 16, 2019
Cities Today
Expert: Joshua Edmonds

New Detroit director aims to improve internet, computer access across city
April 10, 2019
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: Joshua Edmonds

Report: Auto insurance unaffordable in 97% of Michigan zip codes
March 28, 2019
Michigan Radio
Expert: Joshua Rivera

A Dummy’s Guide to Democratic Policy Proposals
March 27, 2019
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Are most of us struggling to make ends meet?
March 26, 2019
Cadillac News
Expert: Thomas Ivacko

UM study: Auto insurance unaffordable in 97% of Michigan ZIP codes
March 22, 2019
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: Joshua Rivera and Patrick Cooney

Michigan’s auto insurance rates keep people from getting out of poverty
March 20, 2019
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Joshua Rivera and Patrick Cooney

The Case for Expunging Criminal Records
March 20, 2019
The New York Times
Expert: By J.J. Prescott and Sonja B. Starr

Tired of disappointing political leaders? 5 ideas to upgrade democracy
March 10, 2019
New Jersey Star-Ledger
Expert: Derrick Darby

Study shows many in Michigan struggling to make ends meet
March 6, 2019
WLNS Channel 6
Expert: Thomas Ivacko

Congress asked top experts for a plan to cut child poverty in half. Here it is.
February 28, 2019
Vox
Expert: Vonnie McLloyd and H. Luke Shaefer

Poverty Solutions simulate life of Americans living below the poverty line
February 26, 2019
Michigan Daily

Removing Barriers to Recovery: Community Partnering for Innovative Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
February 18, 2019
Legal News
Expert: Meghan M. O'Neil

Immigration, legislation, investigation and child poverty: 4 scholars respond to Trump’s State of the Union
February 6, 2019
The Conversation
Expert: Patricia Smith

Immigration, legislation, investigation and child poverty: 4 scholars respond to Trump’s State of the Union
February 5, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Expert: Patricia Smith

What Is the Blood of a Poor Person Worth?
February 1, 2019
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

College students shouldn’t have to choose between tuition and food
January 18, 2019
Bridge Magazine
Expert: Natalie Sampson

Michigan should make these changes to help people keep their homes
January 17, 2019
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Roshanak Mehdipanah and Alexa Eisenberg

Domestic Poverty: Can stricter work mandates reduce the poverty rate?
January 11, 2019
CQ Researcher
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Families are choosing between their health and staying together
January 10, 2019
The Conversation
Expert: Paul Fleming and William Lopez

Poverty map shows which Michigan communities struggle
January 10, 2019
Cadillac News

Poverty map shows which Michigan communities struggle
January 10, 2019
Cadillac News

Pregnant in rural Michigan? Fill up your gas tank for delivery day.
January 10, 2019
Bridge Magazine
Expert: Marianne Udow-Phillips

Study: Head Start improves kids’ lives. But we’re still finding out just how.
January 8, 2019
Vox
Expert: Martha Bailey

Baby, it’s cold outside, and new rules make it harder to get help in Michigan
December 13, 2018
Bridge Magazine
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

A College Experiment That Really Worked
December 11, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Susan Dynarski

Detroit officials brace for affordable housing losses
December 10, 2018
The Detroit News
Expert: Margaret Dewar

New U-M Professorship to Support Social Justice Research, Action
December 9, 2018
The Jewish News
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer and Michael Barr

Trump rule change for immigrants forces an impossible choice
December 8, 2018
The Detroit Free Press
Expert: Paul Fleming

Detroit poverty tax exemption change hits snag over notaries
November 20, 2018
The Detroit Free Press
Expert: Alexa Eisenberg

The complexities of child poverty and health care in the USA
November 3, 2018
The Lancet

Energy access is not created equal. This Ann Arbor organization is trying to change that.
October 31, 2018
Concentrate Media
Expert: Tony Reames

1 in 6 older black people have been homeless at some point in their life, study finds
October 9, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: Helen Levy

Research expert at U-M Law School says $2.7 million grant to help state develop a proper penal fee program
September 26, 2018
Detroit Legal News
Expert: Meghan O'Neil

The Applied Wisdom of the Heartland
September 18, 2018
Harvard Magazine
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Flint again most impoverished city in the nation, new census data shows
September 17, 2018
MLive
Expert: Joshua Rivera

Middle-class income hit an all-time high of $61,372 last year, U.S. Census Bureau says
September 12, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz
September 12, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Fabian Pfeffer

U.S. household income increases for third straight year to $61,372, census data show
September 12, 2018
NBC News
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

UM, Harvard to partner on Detroit poverty study, opioid crisis
September 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit

Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign
September 10, 2018
The American Prospect
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer and Joshua Rivera

Why it’s hard for blacks to pull themselves up by bootstraps when it comes to health
September 4, 2018
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

Poor people at risk of eviction as tax credits expire and Detroit revives
August 21, 2018
Bridge
Expert: Margaret Dewar

Detroit real estate game creates chaos in neighborhoods
August 17, 2018
Detroit Free Press
Expert: Joshua Akers

Michigan is reinstating work requirements for people on food assistance
August 17, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Lesli Hoey

New research shows water bills are unaffordable across metro Detroit
August 13, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Dahlia Rockowitz

Opinion | Michigan is in the midst of a literacy crisis
July 31, 2018
Bridge
Expert: Nell Duke

The welfare state needs updating
July 12, 2018
The Economist
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Fresh Proof That Strong Unions Help Reduce Income Inequality
July 6, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Susan Dynarski

Why Detroit is the most expensive city in America to buy car insurance
July 5, 2018
The Economist
Expert: Joshua Rivera

America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own
June 28, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.N. says 18.5 million Americans are in ‘extreme poverty.’ Trump’s team says just 250,000 are.
June 25, 2018
Washington Post
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

The ’emancipation’ of Ethan Ancick
June 12, 2018
Yahoo Sports
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

An explosive U.N. report shows America’s safety net was failing before Trump’s election
June 7, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment, reappointments to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity
June 7, 2018
State of Michigan
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Kalamazoo schools create “shelter in a storm” for students experiencing homelessness
May 30, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Why do people in poverty have satellite dishes?
May 25, 2018
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.S. spends less on children than almost any other developed nation
May 16, 2018
The Washington Post
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Going green is harder for Detroit’s low-income communities
May 9, 2018
Grist
Expert: Tony Reames

Growing Up Homeless: A Student’s Battle
May 9, 2018
Michigan 9 and 10 News
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

United Way brings leaders together at WCCCD to solve social concerns
May 9, 2018
Michigan Chronicle

Medicaid work bill could hurt, not help, people who want to work
April 30, 2018
The Detroit Free Press
Expert: Luke Shaefer, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Megan Foster-Friedman

Opinion | Beware of unintended consequences of Michigan Medicaid work demand
April 20, 2018
Bridge
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Renuka Tipirneni

UM study: Detroit youth jobs program shows educational benefits
April 12, 2018
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: Brian Jacob

Need help avoiding foreclosure in Detroit?
April 10, 2018
Channel 4 Detroit
Expert: Roshanak Mehdipanah

Researcher: Staggering percentage of students are homeless
April 7, 2018
Cadillac News
Expert: Jennifer Erb-Downward

Low-income families are getting terrible financial advice online
April 3, 2018
Market Watch
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Colleges should be anti-poverty institutions
March 29, 2018
The Detroit News
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Getting From Here to There: In the suburbs, car ownership is practically a necessity.
March 26, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

The Growing College Graduation Gap
March 25, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: Fabian Pfeffer

Suburban Housing Costs Are Stretching Families to the Brink
March 21, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

The Suburban Mystique: How the symbol of American prosperity became the new place of poverty
March 19, 2018
Slate
Expert: Alexandra Murphy

UM, Detroit partner for four-year economic mobility project
March 19, 2018
Michigan Radio

How Blood-Plasma Companies Target the Poorest Americans
March 15, 2018
The Atlantic
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

This Michigan initiative is using big ideas to try and solve the problem of poverty
March 4, 2018
Big Ten Network
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

History proves that solving poverty requires more than just a silver bullet
February 19, 2018
Stateside on Michigan Radio
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem
January 24, 2018
The New York Times
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Trump may weaken ‘outdated’ rules that force banks to lend to the poor
January 12, 2018
CNN Money
Expert: Amiyatosh Purnanandam

Over 50 years after the War on Poverty, it’s time to find a solution
January 9, 2018
Michigan Radio
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Helping Working Poor: Groups look to aid growing population
December 31, 2017
Traverse City Record Eagle
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Study: Half of Michigan Medicaid expansion enrollees work
December 13, 2017
Crain's Detroit Business
Expert: John Ayanian

Study looks at work status of those in state’s Medicaid expansion
December 12, 2017
University Record
Expert: John Ayanian

CBO numbers on tax bill changes don’t look good for the country’s poorest
November 27, 2017
Marketplace
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half
October 27, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

When Government Designs Programs To Help Kids, The Details Matter
October 16, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Luke Shaefer

What we know about Career and Technical Education in high school
October 5, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: Brian Jacob

Arthur Brooks presents on the intersection between entrepreneurship and poverty
October 4, 2017
The Michigan Daily

By age 3, inequality is clear: Rich kids attend school. Poor kids stay with a grandparent
September 26, 2017
The Washington Post
Expert: Christina Weiland

When Black Children Are Targeted for Punishment
September 25, 2017
The New York Times
Expert: Derrick Darby

The latest Obamacare repeal bill is modeled after welfare reform. That was a failure.
September 20, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Rising Health-Insurance Costs Are Eating Into Employees’ Paycheck Gains
September 19, 2017
Bloomberg
Expert: Tom Buchmueller

US incomes at record levels while poverty declines
September 13, 2017
The Financial Times
Expert: Justin Wolfers

The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon
September 12, 2017
Vox
Expert: Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski

‘It’s about how we survive’
August 28, 2017
Michigan Today
Expert: David Johnson

Bad Jobs And No Welfare Give Rise To A New Type Of Charity: The Diaper Bank
August 20, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Luke Shaefer

How Welfare’s Work Requirements Can Deepen And Prolong Poverty
August 3, 2017
The Huffington Post
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Chronic absenteeism: An old problem in search of new answers
July 27, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: Brian Jacob

A basic income really could end poverty forever
July 17, 2017
Vox
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

There are fewer and fewer avenues to the middle class for low-income families
July 13, 2017
Michigan Radio
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

The return of welfare reform
June 30, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Why poverty is not a personal choice, but a reflection of society
June 30, 2017
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

Employment helps white men’s health more than women and blacks
June 22, 2017
The Conversation
Expert: Shervin Assari

What happens if you replace every social program with a universal basic income
May 31, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Cash Assistance for Child Poverty (Podcast)
May 24, 2017
The Brookings Institution
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Bankole: Universities boosting investments in Detroit
May 18, 2017
The Detroit News

Author H. Luke Shaefer shares his research on poverty in the United States
May 16, 2017
The Michigan Daily
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it.
April 27, 2017
Vox
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Event to highlight university-Detroit partnership in research and learning
April 20, 2017
The University Record

Fighting Child Poverty With a Universal Child Allowance
April 19, 2017
The American Prospect
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

U-M seeks participation in summer youth employment program
March 20, 2017
The University Record

Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or the Mississippi Delta?
March 16, 2017
The Atlantic
Expert: Luke Shaefer

Your Call: Abandoned and socially isolated poor women
February 22, 2017
Your Call
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

‘$2.00 a Day’ authors talk book’s creation and future film adaptation
February 8, 2017
The Michigan Daily
Expert: H. Luke Shaefer

Column: We need to fix the social safety net, not shame those who need it
February 2, 2017
PBS News Hour
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

‘There’s a dignity to this place’: Inside the world of pay-what-you-can restaurants
January 23, 2017
The Washington Post

U-M anti-poverty effort seeks to tackle issue, make ‘real difference’
January 17, 2017
MLive

UM addressing Detroit poverty with initiative
January 17, 2017
The Detroit News

University of Michigan announces efforts to address poverty
January 17, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle

L.A.’s homeless might see a change under President Trump
January 6, 2017
Southern California Public Radio

Finding a way to win the war on poverty in America
January 3, 2017
Michigan Radio

Beyond Obamacare: What the ACA has meant for Michigan
December 18, 2016
Detroit Free Press

The Real ‘Left Behind’ Voters: Black Women
December 9, 2016
Newsweek

Giving Every Child a Monthly Check for an Even Start
October 18, 2016
The New York Times

New University of Michigan initiative takes aim at poverty in America
October 7, 2016
The Detroit Free Press

There Have To Be Better Ways To Fight Poverty. The White House Wants To Find Them.
January 13, 2016
The Huffington Post

How Poor Single Moms Survive
December 1, 2015
The Atlantic
Expert: Kristin Seefeldt

Rental America: Why the poor pay $4,150 for a $1,500 sofa
October 16, 2014
Washington Post
Expert: Michael Barr

The Fleeting Dream of Homeownership
September 9, 2014
The Huffington Post
Expert: Trina Shanks