Poverty Solutions

  1. April 14, 2020

    Website answers questions about federal stimulus checks

    The 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Payment website — co-developed by Poverty Solutions at U-M — walks people through a step-by-step process to ensure they receive their stimulus checks.

  2. February 26, 2020

    Poverty Solutions report highlights systems change to alleviate poverty

    Poverty Solutions has contributed to policy changes to help lower auto insurance costs, support children who don’t have a stable place to live, and promote access to safe housing for more Detroiters.

  3. November 25, 2019

    Poverty Solutions director named special counselor for MDHHS

    H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions at U-M and professor of social work and public policy, has been named special counselor to the director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

  4. September 24, 2019

    Event this week seeks to connect those doing engaged research

    An Intersections in Engaged Research event Sept. 27 at Palmer Commons seeks to bring together researchers and co-investigators from all three campuses who are involved in engaged research.

  5. September 12, 2019

    Faculty grants available to help prevent, alleviate poverty

    U-M’s Poverty Solutions initiative is announcing its fourth round of faculty grants with up to $180,000 available to support research on ways to prevent and alleviate poverty.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.