A new website from Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan offers step-by-step guidance for parents to ensure they receive the expanded Child Tax Credit, which is worth up to $3,600 per child, per year.
The Coronavirus Stimulus Payment website — developed by Poverty Solutions in partnership with Detroit-based nonprofit design firm Civilla — walks people through a step-by-step process to ensure they’ve provided the IRS with the information necessary to receive their stimulus checks.
As local leaders continue to grapple with questions about how community investment and neighborhood revitalization should happen, it is important to look to the people who know Detroit best — its residents — and their visions for a safe, healthy, equitable city.
Investing in Us brings together Detroiters’ stories and neighborhood-level improvement plans into a unified city-wide vision of economic well-being in Detroit. The goal of this community-based research project is to help drive policy and philanthropic innovation and complement existing efforts to improve economic mobility from poverty in Detroit.
How the foreclosure crisis opened the door for corporate landlords to destabilize neighborhoods.
The mortgage and tax foreclosure crisis of the past decade has reshaped Detroit’s low-income housing markets. The majority of Detroit households are renters now, and they’re becoming increasingly reliant on corporate landlords. A new working paper by University of Michigan-Dearborn Assistant Professor Joshua Akers and Rutgers University Assistant Professor Eric Seymour outlines the housing policies and other factors that allow speculative buyers to contribute to neighborhood instability and blight in Detroit.