August 23, 2019

Poverty Solutions

  1. May 9, 2019

    Michigan counties struggle to meet need for opioid treatment

    Michigan ranks among the top third of states for drug-related deaths, but a U-M analysis shows almost one-third of Michigan counties have no medication-based treatment services for opioid addiction.

  2. April 25, 2019

    U-M launches network to promote economic mobility in region

    U-M will convene the first meeting of the Midwest Mobility from Poverty Network, a group of academic institutions working to help connect university-based poverty research to the public.

  3. January 30, 2019

    Poverty Solutions report a testament to partners, progress in Detroit

    U-M has released the Poverty Solutions Impact Report, which highlights a number of collaborative projects and includes efforts that have led to concrete policy changes.

  4. January 10, 2019

    University launches nine new projects to fight poverty

    Nine new projects funded by Poverty Solutions and supported by the Detroit Urban Research Center kick off this month and are intended to prevent and alleviate poverty.

  5. December 6, 2018

    $2.5M gift to create professorship to support social justice

    A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

  6. September 12, 2018

    U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis

    U-M and Harvard are forming two new partnerships to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, and to combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.

  7. April 19, 2018

    Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help U-M researchers collect and report Detroit residents’ opinions on pressing and interesting policy issues.

  8. April 5, 2018

    Michigan schoolchildren facing high rates of homelessness

    A U-M analysis of new data released by Michigan’s Department of Education shows dramatic disparities in educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness.

  9. March 27, 2018

    U-M working to improve transit, ease poverty in Benton Harbor

    Researchers at U-M are looking to help Benton Harbor-area officials improve and streamline the transportation services that could help residents escape poverty.

  10. March 19, 2018

    U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility, fight poverty

    The university and the city of Detroit are joining forces on a four-year agreement to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.