Microsimulation modeling is an incredibly powerful tool for answering questions about how social policies affect families and for comparing the potential impacts of alternative policy changes. Part of what keeps me at Urban is the depth and talent of the team that develops TRIM and other models. Recently, the team used TRIM in a series of projects to estimate antipoverty impacts for national and state policy organizations and state poverty commissions. The results have sometimes confirmed prior expectations, but at other times they have surprised us and led to new insights. In the years ahead, the TRIM modeling team hopes to expand access to this type of analysis.