Poverty Solutions

  1. March 15, 2023

    Poverty Solutions marks impact of action-based research in 2022

    From informing how the U.S. Census estimates populations to reimagining land contracts as a path to homeownership, Poverty Solutions tackled the structures of poverty through action-based research in 2022.

  2. February 13, 2023

    ‘Beyond Rhetoric’ project works to fight racism in Genesee County

    Flint-area leaders and public health researchers, including a UM-Flint faculty member, students  and U-M’s Poverty Solutions, are sharing their process for responding to racism as a public health crisis.

  3. November 29, 2022

    U-M’s expertise uniquely positioned to address housing crisis

    Access to quality housing is essential to our well-being and the gateway to resources. Unfortunately, this basic necessity remains out of reach for far too many families.

  4. March 29, 2022

    Households better financially at year end than pre-pandemic

    U.S. households were in a better financial position, on average, at the end of last year than in 2019, despite widespread joblessness and economic uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. March 21, 2022

    Poverty Solutions marks five years of research, policy impact

    Poverty Solutions faculty and staff reflected in the form of a five-year impact report on the partnerships with policymakers, service providers, nonprofits and community groups at the local, state and national levels.

  6. December 8, 2021

    Michigan auto insurance still high; racial disparities persist

    Michigan’s auto insurance reform law has contributed to an 18 percent drop in average premium costs from 2019-20, but Michigan still has the most expensive auto insurance in the United States, according to a new analysis by Poverty Solutions. 

  7. November 8, 2021

    Poverty Solutions associate’s church cares throughout crisis

    Charles Williams II, pastor of Detroit’s Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, civil rights activist and Poverty Solutions research associate, mobilizes people to make sure the city’s most vulnerable are cared for.

  8. September 13, 2021

    Speaker series to explore causes, consequences of poverty

    The annual Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions eight-week speaker series will explore many issues related to poverty, featuring a variety of experts in policy and practice from across the nation.

  9. September 13, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  10. May 24, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.