Boulder proposing guaranteed income pilot program

Boulder proposing guaranteed income pilot program

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash With millions of federal dollars in hand, Boulder is poised to give low-earning residents what they need most: Cash, to spend on whatever they like.

City are proposing a guaranteed income pilot program, starting this year and running through 2024. Unlike most government assistance, it would not come with strings or restrictions, but allow recipients the freedom to put the money toward whatever they need most.

“The basic concept,” staff wrote in notes to council, released Thursday, “is to provide a flexible, regular cash payment to low-income residents to be able to utilize as individuals […]

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