Cambridge expands basic income program

Cambridge expands basic income program

Local “This will be the first of these programs capable of providing assistance to every eligible family.”

An aerial view of Cambridge looking towards Kendall Square and the Boston skyline. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff A study shows a huge income gap between Cambridge residents with the highest incomes and those with the lowest incomes.

To help close this gap, however slightly, the city is expanding its universal income program. While Cambridge RISE is currently sending monthly payments of $500 to 130 of the city’s poorest residents, the goal is to send these payments to all families below the poverty line.Mayor […]

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