Austin City Council Set to Vote on $1.18 Million Guaranteed Basic Income Plan

Austin City Council Set to Vote on $1.18 Million Guaranteed Basic Income Plan

Austin City Council is due to vote Thursday on a $1.18 million Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program that will give 85 families $1,000 in public funds a month for one year.

Basic Income is a government-funded policy that provides regular cash payments to citizens with no strings attached.

If approved, local government in Austin will partner with California-based nonprofit UpTogether to administer the program and analyze results after the year-long trial is complete.“The evaluation will include analysis of survey and interview data, as well as additional case studies with participants seeking to make recommendations and measure impact in key areas such […]

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