According to Michigan Association of United Ways ALICE, report 1.5, million Michiganders struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, technology, health care and transportation. There is no single face to this problem-its causes are many and varied, and so are its consequences. No matter how poverty is viewed or measured, however, one thing is clear-too many Michiganders lack the opportunity they deserve to get ahead, or even get by.
While there are already many efforts underway throughout state government to assist individuals living in poverty, the Michigan Poverty Task Force will find ways to strengthen, broaden, coordinate and streamline those efforts, ensuring that Michigan families have access to the support they need.
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