Senior Research Associate
Explore Poverty Solutions’ research on homelessness in the journal articles, working papers, policy briefs, news releases, and ongoing research projects listed below.
Chalkbeat Detroit | Oct. 19, 2021
WDET Detroit | Sep. 23, 2021
The Alpena News | Sep. 23, 2021
By Jennifer Erb-Downward and Michael Blakeslee
By SchoolHouse Connection and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
By Jennifer Erb-Downward and Safiya Merchant
By Michael Evangelist and H. Luke Shaefer
By Jennifer Erb-Downward and Payton Watt
By Jennifer Erb-Downward
By Jennifer Erb-Downward and Michael Evangelist
Poverty Solutions supports several projects that aim to promote a better understanding of the causes and consequences of homelessness and identify potential points of intervention.
The national system for preventing and addressing homelessness, known as the Continuum of Care (CoC), is not well understood and the capacity of these systems to successfully address homelessness has never been evaluated. To prevent and reduce increasing rates of child and family homelessness, we must understand: How are homeless services governed and funded across…
In 2016, over 9,700 family households across Michigan, accounting for 24,766 people, entered an emergency shelter due to homelessness. The majority of these households were headed by a single female with one or two children under eleven years of age. Prior research has demonstrated that more than 90% of mothers who become homeless have significant…