1. U-M Poverty Solutions Impact Report: A Testament to Partners, Progress in Detroit

    Mark Rivett posted February 14, 2019
    Partnership on Economic Mobility

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    A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are among the highlights in the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions impact report released today.

    Mike Duggan

    Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan

    The report includes efforts at Poverty Solutions that have led to concrete policy changes based on data and evidence, including changes in the way that Detroit Community Schools collects data on homelessness and housing stability, and a partnership on the evaluation of a new policy in the city related to keeping renters in their homes.

    “This fellowship program is helping us increase our ability to reach more residents in need of greater access to affordable housing, the internet and youth employment,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “We appreciate this collaboration with the University of Michigan and the work it is doing to expand economic opportunity to all Detroiters.”