University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the weekend flooding in the Detroit metro area. The flooding provides a dramatic reminder that the frequency and intensity of severe storms are expected to continue to increase in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.
May 27, 2021
Faculty Q&A: Trina Shanks on how to improve family well-being in Detroit
“There are at least opportunities to meet one another, collaborate with one another, advise larger groups of people who are doing engagement, and who are working in Detroit, and who are thinking about working in Detroit. It doesn’t have to be everybody starting from scratch completely every time. It’s not perfect yet but it’s better than it was, and I think people are communicating.”
~ Trina Shanks, social work professor
November 5, 2020
Community research to reshape health care for young Black men in Detroit
Jade Burns has worked with Detroit’s youth for more than 15 years in a variety of clinical, community-based and academic capacities. Her research focuses on using technology and digital spaces to improve access to health care services for adolescents and young adults, specifically young Black men and other youth of color.
October 1, 2020
Michigan Minds: How COVID-19 is impacting Detroit residents
In this episode of Michigan Minds, Jeffrey Morenoff, director of the Institute for Social Research Population Studies Center, explains the goals of DMACS and shares recent findings from the surveys on how Detroiters are experiencing the pandemic.
September 29, 2020
Prenatal safety net: Mobile clinic gives free services to Detroit moms
For mom Heavenlee Gordon, The Luke Clinic couldn’t have come into her life at a better time. At a church in southwest Detroit, Gordon found the help she needed and…
September 24, 2020
New U-M report lifts up Detroit residents’ priorities for economic mobility
Residents want living-wage jobs, good schools, affordable housing, accessible health care, and other foundations of economic well-being.
September 18, 2020
Drew Philp: Rehabbing Detroit one abandoned house at a time
“People say Detroit is on a rebound. I vehemently disagree with that. One-third to one-half of all homes in the city have foreclosed. One in six homes don’t have water. I’ve tried to use my platform to talk about what I see happening in the neighborhoods and in the shadow of all of this money coming in.”
~ Drew Philp, author and journalist
August 11, 2020
Detroit unemployment rate drops, but 1 in 5 residents in financial trouble
Survey responses indicate Detroit’s unemployment rate dropped from 48% in May and June to 38% in late July. One-quarter of Detroiters in the labor force say they remain unemployed due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the pandemic.
July 24, 2020
Hunger and COVID: Fighting pandemic-related food insecurity in Detroit
As COVID-19 swept across the city of Detroit, it brought with it a wave of food insecurity, particularly among low-income residents and seniors who rely on public transportation and can only afford to buy small amounts of food at a time. Now, a U-M research team has stepped in to help identify solutions.