Poverty Solutions

  1. October 6, 2020

    Ford School wins NASPAA 2020 Social Equity award

    The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy has received the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration’s 2020 Social Equity Award in recognition of work by Poverty Solutions.

  2. October 1, 2020

    More than $260K awarded for research on confronting, combating racism

    More than $260,000 total will be awarded to six action-based research projects as part of the inaugural “Confronting and Combating Racism” grants.

  3. September 28, 2020

    Key findings from ‘Investing in Us’ report

    The community-based research project, “Investing in Us: Resident Priorities for Economic Mobility in Detroit,” aims to provide policymakers, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and other service providers with clear guidance on how Detroiters define economic well-being and what strategies they think will work best to increase economic mobility, which is the ability to improve one’s economic status.…
  4. September 28, 2020

    Report lifts Detroit residents’ economic mobility priorities

    A new report from U-M’s Poverty Solutions lifts up more than a decade’s worth of input from Detroit residents on how to increase economic mobility and decrease poverty in their city. 

  5. July 28, 2020

    New funding opportunity aids research to combat racism

    Poverty Solutions and the Center for Social Solutions have announced a faculty grants competition to pursue action-based research aimed at ending systemic and institutional racism.

  6. July 20, 2020

    Associate professor finds fitness and fun on the ice

    Kristin Seefeldt, associate director for educational programs at Poverty Solutions at U-M and an associate professor of social work and public policy, competes in local figure skating competitions.

  7. July 8, 2020

    Grants address poverty, COVID-19 impact across Midwest

    A network led by Poverty Solutions U-M has awarded six grants totaling $150,000 for projects to improve economic mobility and address the impact of COVID-19 throughout the Midwest.

  8. April 20, 2020

    A look at COVID-19 research and activity across U-M

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the University of Michigan works on many levels, but it also has galvanized activity across the university as a broad range of academic, research and administrative units apply their expertise to this worldwide crisis. These synopses offer a glimpse into the variety of activity underway. Go online to…
  9. 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.

  10. 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.