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Michigan Tax Credit For Low-Wage Earners May Be Eliminated

House Republicans voted last week to end the earned income tax credit as part of a $1.2 billion road-funding plan, saving at least $115 million a year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2015

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Michigan Hopes To Battle Homelessness With $5.5 Million Grant For Rental Assistance

Michigan is receiving more than $5.5 million in grant funding for providing rental housing assistance to extremely-low income people with disabilities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2015

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Get Your Income Taxes Done For FREE Saturday Across Metro Detroit

Local low-income individuals and families across metro Detroit can get their taxes prepared for free this weekend.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2015

House OKs $1 Fee On Utility Bills To Help Poor

Michigan utilities could add up to a $1 surcharge to electric bills to provide heating assistance to the poor under legislation that has passed the state House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/15/2013


Mich. Court Creates Defense In Child Support Cases

The Michigan Supreme Court broke new ground Tuesday in criminal cases involving unpaid child support, saying poor parents can defend themselves by showing it was impossible for them to come up with money.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012


Study: Low-Income Families Cook Home Dinner Most Nights, Aspire to Eat Healthy

According to a recent study, low-income American families are cooking dinner at home most nights but are struggling to make healthy meals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

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Program Helps Detroit Families Buy Vehicles

A national program will make low-cost loans to buy or repair pre-owned vehicles available to low- to moderate-income working families in the Detroit area.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2012


U-M Study Finds Kids In Low-Income Families Drink Too Much Juice

Too much of a good thing? A new report from the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital shows that kids in low-income families drink more juice than recommended.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/23/2012

Lower-Income Families May Pay More for Auto Insurance

A study released this week shows that low and moderate income people are limited in job opportunities because they may be forced to pay too much for mandatory auto insurance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2012


Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income

New census bureau figures show nearly half of all Americans are barely scraping by on earnings that classify them as either living in poverty or as low-income — the highest total ever.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/15/2011