Poverty Reduction

Research and advocacy

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 Feb. 2014

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

Fact Sheet: Healthy Kids Dental Program Feb. 2014

Debate: Minimum wage Jan. 2014

Fact Sheet: Recession’s Impact Longer in Michigan Nov. 2013

Letter to Stabenow: Groups support Senate SNAP plan Nov. 2013

Food Assistance at Risk Oct. 2013

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

News release: Child poverty way above pre-recession 

Blog: Hunger and the food stamp challenge Sept. 2013

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

Diane Emling: Forum: Fighting childhood hunger, poverty Aug. 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 Aug. 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 Jan. 2013

Recession scars linger — no group left unscathed Dec. 2012

Michigan: Poverty up, income down, fewer uninsured Sept. 2012

Census data cheat sheet Sept. 2012

SB1386 Family Independence Program Eligibility Requirements Dec. 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 Feb. 2012

Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities Feb. 2012

Fact Sheet: Heating Aid Feb. 2012