poverty

A new report finds child poverty has increased in 80 of Michigan’s 83 counties since 2006. 


"KALAMAZOO, MI -- A mother of three who has struggled with homelessness shared her story as part of the kickoff for a campaign for a millage that would assist homeless families in Kalamazoo County." (Kalamazoo County)

"KALAMAZOO, MI—Loretta Bates, a women's support group leader at Ministry with Community, has waited 30 years for a bigger, better facility to serve Kalamazoo's underprivileged residents. On Thursday, the wait was over." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI — People in Kalamazoo County are most concerned about poverty, homelessness and employment. Those were the three most significant social issues facing people who live in the county, according to responses in a recent Kalamazoo Community Foundation survey." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

WMUK

Michigan League for Public Policy President Gilda Jacobs says eliminating the state Earned Income Tax Credit to help fund a road funding package amounts to “paving the roads on the backs of working poor people in the state.” 

  

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