Community Poverty and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet in Michigan, According to Local Government Leaders

Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2019

26 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2019

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Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: March 6, 2019

Abstract

This report presents the views of Michigan’s local government officials regarding poverty and economic hardship among residents in their jurisdiction, as well as assessments of unmet needs for particular services and resources. In addition, the report looks at policies that local governments are adopting or working on in partnership with other local organizations, and whether local leaders think their jurisdiction is doing enough to address poverty in the community. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2018 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Keywords: poverty, economic hardship, local government, Michigan, affordable housing, drug treatment, public transportation, job training

Suggested Citation

Fitzpatrick, Natalie and Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Community Poverty and the Struggle to Make Ends Meet in Michigan, According to Local Government Leaders (March 6, 2019). Michigan Public Policy Survey, March 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3348361 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3348361

Natalie Fitzpatrick

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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