Poverty Solutions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. September 13, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  7. May 24, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  8. May 19, 2021

    Poverty Solutions staffer testifies at U.S. House hearing

    Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at Poverty Solutions, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

  9. May 17, 2021

    U-M chronicles location, nature of anti-Asian incidents

    New research from U-M offers insights into the location, nature and perpetrators of anti-Asian hate incidents that occurred in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. March 8, 2021

    Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    U-M’s decades-long commitment to engagement in its founding city of Detroit has grown stronger in recent years, leading to the desire for a more cohesive approach to university engagement.