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.
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.
January 9, 2020
Researchers get $6.7M to study poverty’s effect on brain systems
U-M researchers have won a $6.7 million grant to study how poverty-related adversity increases risk for anxiety and depression, especially for low-income and African-American people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 11, 2018
Access to energy-efficient lighting varies with poverty levels
Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new U-M study.
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.
January 3, 2018
New map offers snapshot of poverty, well-being in Michigan
A new map developed by U-M’s Poverty Solutions initiative streamlines data about poverty and well-being, making it easier to understand what’s happening in Michigan counties.