U-M launches new projects to fight poverty

On any given day across Michigan nearly 100 homeowners or renters could be evicted—a rate almost one-and-a-half times the national average.

That is a problem one of nine new projects funded by the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions, and with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center, aims to tackle in 2019.

Other projects include examining the role of bias in access to banking and credit and addressing sentencing in the criminal justice system through a pilot program that proposes to replace fines and costs with targeted interventions.

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