Poverty Reduction

Research and advocacy

Fact Sheet: Poverty Improves in 2016 for Michigan, Some Racial Groups Sept 18, 2017

Block Granting Food Assistance: An Unnecessary Change That Would Hurt Michigan Families Apr 25, 2017

State Financial Aid Leaves Adult Learners Behind Mar 8, 2017

Willing to Work and Ready to Learn: More Adult Education Would Strengthen Michigan’s Economy (updated) Feb 16, 2017

From Safety Net to Springboard: Using the Family Independence Program to Help More Parents Build Their Skills December 2015

Cutting Off Assistance to Families Won’t Improve School Attendance, Will Drive Up Poverty March 2015

Infographic: Proposal 1 Helps Michigan’s Working Families and Roads Feb 19, 2015

State’s Failure to Guarantee Child Care Safety Places Children at Risk Jan 2015

Failure to Invest in High-Quality Child Care Hurts Children and State’s Economy Sept 2014

Fact Sheet: Pay Falls for Men Earning Low Wages, Yet Women Far Behind Sept 2014

Human Services Budget Reflects Continuing Steep Caseload Declines July 2014

Fact Sheet: Raising the Minimum Wage Helps Women, Promotes Pay Equity April 2014

Fact Sheet: Cuts to Michigan EITC raise taxes on working poor April 2014

Infographic: Minimum wage declines since 1968 April 2014

Fact Sheet: Restore Michigan’s EITC to Help Working Families (updated) March 2014

Publication: Making Ends Meet in Michigan: A Basic Needs Income Level for Family Well-Being

Fact Sheet: Minimum Wage February 2014

Report: Raising the Minimum Wage: Good for Working Families, Good for Michigan’s Economy February 2014

Fact Sheet: Healthy Kids Dental Program February 2014

Debate: Minimum wage January 2014

Fact Sheet: Recession’s Impact Longer in Michigan November 2013

Letter to Stabenow: Groups support Senate SNAP plan November 2013

Food Assistance at Risk October 2013

Local Impact of $183 Million Cut in Food Assistance Starting November 1 October 2013

News release: Child poverty way above pre-recession  Sept. 19, 2013

Blog: Hunger and the food stamp challenge September 2013

News release: Nearly one in seven Michigan households face hunger September 2013

Diane Emling: Forum: Fighting childhood hunger, poverty August 2013

Don Gilmer viewpoint: Cutting SNAP benefits puts the burden of balancing the budget on the shoulders of the poor Aug. 29, 2013

Blog: Cuts to food aid could add to, not reduce, the deficit August 2013

Low-Income Michiganians Face Food Assistance Cut in November Aug. 1, 2013

The Michigan EITC: A Small Investment that Makes a Big Difference (update) June 2013

2013 Mother’s Day Report: The Federal EITC & Child Tax Credit May 9, 2013

EITC helps military families March 2013

Interactive graphic showing reduced state EITC impact by county January 2013

Recession scars linger — no group left unscathed December 2012

Michigan: Poverty up, income down, fewer uninsured September 2012

Census data cheat sheet September 2012

SB1386 Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements December 2012

Michigan Foreclosure Response Toolkit April 2012

Drug Testing: Solution Looking for a Problem March 2012 Executive Summary

Michigan’s Food Assistance Program Updated March 2012

More than 46,000 kids cut from cash assistance March 2012

Number of kids cut by county March 2012

Fact Sheet: More hurt for Michigan families February 2012

Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities February 2012

Fact Sheet: Heating Aid February 2012