California bill would give $1,000 a month in short-term guaranteed income to homeless high school seniors

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Joining a growing tide of guaranteed-income programs across California, a state bill making its way through the Legislature would give $1,000 a month to unhoused high school seniors.

Introduced by state Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), Senate Bill 1341 proposes a monthly, no-strings-attached check to eligible students for five months, from April of a student’s senior year until August.“It’s essentially this transitional support to try to disrupt the cycle of homelessness at this age group,” Cortese said.The legislation is a revamp of an earlier bill , also introduced by Cortese, that aimed to give $500 a month […]

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