Michigan Tax Credit For Low-Wage Earners May Be EliminatedHouse 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.
Michigan Hopes To Battle Homelessness With $5.5 Million Grant For Rental AssistanceMichigan is receiving more than $5.5 million in grant funding for providing rental housing assistance to extremely-low income people with disabilities.
Get Your Income Taxes Done For FREE Saturday Across Metro DetroitLocal low-income individuals and families across metro Detroit can get their taxes prepared for free this weekend.
House OKs $1 Fee On Utility Bills To Help PoorMichigan 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.
Mich. Court Creates Defense In Child Support CasesThe 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.
Study: Low-Income Families Cook Home Dinner Most Nights, Aspire to Eat HealthyAccording to a recent study, low-income American families are cooking dinner at home most nights but are struggling to make healthy meals.
Program Helps Detroit Families Buy VehiclesA 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.
U-M Study Finds Kids In Low-Income Families Drink Too Much JuiceToo 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.
Lower-Income Families May Pay More for Auto InsuranceA 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.
Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-IncomeNew 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.
U-M Study: Kids In Lower-Income Households More Likely To Be ObeseChildhood obesity and the unhealthy behaviors that contribute to weight gain are more likely among children from lower-income households, according to a study by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.
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