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Hoey Awarded New U-M Poverty Solutions Grant

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hoey Awarded New U-M Poverty Solutions Grant

A project by Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Lesli Hoey was chosen as one of the first investments in the University of Michigan’s new Poverty Solutions initiative. Poverty Solutions is a new “interdisciplinary initiative that aims to become a leader in informing, identifying and testing new strategies for the prevention and alleviation of poverty in Michigan, the nation and the world.”

Hoey’s project looks at the systemic effects of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) commonly known as food stamps, benefit cuts on Washtenaw County poverty alleviation institutions. She is working in collaboration with professors in the School of Social Work, and the School of Public Health, as well local community organizations to look at the effects of three consecutive years of cuts to federal SNAP benefits.

Read more about the Poverty Solutions initiative at http://poverty.umich.edu/.