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Spending on Government Anti-Poverty Efforts: Healthcare Expenditures Vastly Outstrip Income Transfers
By David Harris, Kate Naranjo, and H. Luke Shaefer

Many of the Kids are Not Alright: Material Hardship Among Children in the United States
By Richard Rodems, H. Luke Shaefer

Opioid Addiction: Meeting The Need For Treatment In Michigan
By Amy Bohnert, Jennifer Erb-Downward, Thomas Ivacko

A Multi-state Analysis Of Equity In Utility- Sponsored Energy Efficiency Investments For Residential Electric Customers
By Tony G. Reames and Ben Stacey, University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability, Urban Energy Justice Lab Michael Zimmerman, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Urban Energy Justice Lab

Mobility-on-demand Versus Fixed-route Transit Systems: An Evaluation Of Traveler Preferences In Low-income Communities
By Tawanna R. Dillahunt and Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan, University of Michigan

Opportunity In Our Backyard: How Collaboration On Summer Youth Employment Can Benefit Both Universities And Local Communities
By Sruthi Naraharisetti, Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty Solutions; Natalie Peterson, Graduate Research Assistant, Poverty Solutions; Jennifer Erb-Downward, Senior Research Associate, Poverty Solutions

Auto Insurance And Economic Mobility In Michigan: A Cycle Of Poverty
By Patrick Cooney, Elizabeth Phillips, and Joshua Rivera

Policy Brief: Preventing Owner-Occupied Property Tax Foreclosures In Detroit: Improving Access To The Poverty Tax Exemption
By Alexa Eisenberg and Roshanak Mehdipanah, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Ted Phillips and Michele Oberholtzer, United Community Housing Coalition Brief compiled by: Ryan Ruggiero, University of Michigan

Full Report: Preventing Owner-Occupied Property Tax Foreclosures In Detroit: Improving Access To The Poverty Tax Exemption
By Alexa Eisenberg and Roshanak Mehdipanah, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ted Phillips and Michele Oberholtzer, United Community Housing Coalition

Missing School, Missing a Home: The Link between Chronic Absenteeism, Economic Instability and Homelessness in Michigan
By Jennifer Erb-Downward and Payton Watt

Equitable Access to Broadband in Michigan
By Sruthi Naraharisetti

Household Water Security in Metropolitan Detroit: Measuring the Affordability Gap
Dahlia Rockowitz, Chris Askew-Merwin, Malavika Sahai, Kely Markley, Cria Kay, Tony Reames — PhD, PE

Rolling Out the SNAP Work Requirements in Michigan: The Washtenaw County Experience
Lesli Hoey and Markell Miller

Falling Through the Cracks: Graduation and Dropout Rates Among Michigan’s Homeless High School Students
Jennifer Erb-Downward

Employment and access to good jobs in bad times: The case of Detroit
Michael Evangelist, Lucie Kalousová, Sarah Seelye

A Snapshot of Homelessness and Housing Instability in Michigan Schools
Jennifer Erb-Downward, Poverty Solutions, Michael Evangelist, U-M School of Social Work

Insurance Churning
Elizabeth Austic, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Emily Lawton, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Melissa Riba, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Federally Qualified Health Centers in Michigan
Emily Lawton, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Joshua Fangmeier, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, Marianne Udow-Phillips, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation