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In the Media

Erb-Downward weighs in on student homelessness and school discipline

Oct 3, 2022 The New York Times
Evidence shows that students experiencing homelessness get disciplined at higher rates than students who were not. Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at Poverty Solutions, believes schools should take housing status into consideration...
In the Media

Erb-Downward brings awareness to childhood homelessness

Aug 2, 2021 ClickOnDetroit: WDIV Local 4
With the pandemic exacerbating homelessness, Jennifer Erb-Downward, senior research associate at U-M Poverty Solutions, is bringing attention to the problem of homelessness among children. “People tend to think about a single man living on the...
Program in Practical Policy Projects

Homeless Action Network of Detroit Housing Policy Research

January 2022 - April 2022
Donovan Gayles (MPP ‘23), Anna Kelly (MPP ‘23)
The Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND)’s core mission is to provide leadership to address homelessness in Detroit. One part of executing this mission involves advocacy to promote policies that increase affordable housing stock. For their deliverable, the team created a memo presenting an analysis of federal, state and local legislation relevant to HAND’s interest in the creation and maintenance of affordable housing stock in Detroit. The memo offers a variety of advocacy options at the federal, state and local level. Options include advocating for federal legislation to create...