Poverty

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What Happens If Eviction Moratoriums Expire Across the US?

Q&A with Roshanak Mehdipanah

Eviction moratoriums, both at the federal and state levels, are expiring, as are the benefits of the CARES act that provided emergency funds to millions of unemployed Americans. Two University of Michigan experts discuss the policy and public health considerations. Read more

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Latin America Is Now the Coronavirus Epicenter

Q&A with Rafael Meza

Latin America has now surpassed Europe and the United States in the number of new COVID-19 cases. Rafael Meza, associate professor and associate chair of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, discusses the concerning trend. Read more

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Blight-Busting Demolitions Reduced Gun Injuries, Deaths in Detroit Neighborhoods

New Research from Marc Zimmerman

For the past half-decade, Detroit’s government and community groups have worked to tear down abandoned houses and buildings in the city’s most blight-stricken neighborhoods. A new University of Michigan and Harvard University study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious injuries caused by firearms in the areas where more than a few demolitions took place Read more

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University of Michigan 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 Poverty Solutions and with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center aims to tackle in 2019. Read more