Guaranteed Income Program for Pregnant Black People Expands to 4 California Counties

Guaranteed Income Program for Pregnant Black People Expands to 4 California Counties

A first-in-the-nation experiment to give cash to pregnant Black people in San Francisco is expanding to four counties in California after receiving $6.5 million in city and state funding.

Since June 2021, the Abundant Birth Project has given $1,000 per month to nearly 150 Black residents during a portion of their pregnancies and the first six months of their children’s lives. With the extra funding from the California Department of Social Services and another $1.5 million in city funds, the program aims to reach another 525 people in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Riverside counties.

The goal is […]

More Americans to get monthly payments between $600 and $1,000 from $5million pot – see if you qualify

More Americans to get monthly payments between $600 and $1,000 from $5million pot – see if you qualify

ANOTHER group of Americans is set to get monthly payments worth up to $1,000 thanks to the state providing additional funding.

In November, California’s Department of Social Services (DSS) announced a big plan where it would allocate $25million towards state universal basic income programs. Another 425 mothers will get the monthly payments And this week, San Francisco said that it got a $5million award to expand the Abundant Birth Project.

This is a UBI program in collaboration with Mayor London Breed and women’s advocate organization Expecting Justice.For a year from June 2021, the Abundant Birth Project provided $1,000 monthly payments to […]

Germany Considers €20,000 Basic Inheritance

Germany Considers €20,000 Basic Inheritance

The ‘basic inheritance’ is supposed to equalize chances for success in education and facilitate employment, but the reality is more complicated. Half of Germany’s population does not have any savings. A financial push—funded by the taxpayer—is now supposed to bring ‘justice’ to those who have no savings and no inheritance to look forward to. The proposal would mean that €20,000 would be given by the state to anyone turning 18. The total cost for this economic ‘gift’ would amount to €15 billion annually, as estimated by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), the think tank of SPD and […]

Introducing the universal basic income grant in South Africa

Introducing the universal basic income grant in South Africa

Janine Walter, Director, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southern Africa; Princess Majola, Assembly of the Unemployed; Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu; Dominic Brown of AIDC; Brenda Sibeko from Social Development and webinar moderator Zikhona Ntshona. The majority of South Africans are unable to afford daily bread, basic sanitation, decent housing and the resources to seek and find work, and they are disempowered from participating in the economy. With more than half the population living on less than R1 335 per month, many cannot afford to meet their food needs — while 10% of the population owns 90% of the wealth. […]

How do you think a guaranteed basic income would affect economic growth?

How do you think a guaranteed basic income would affect economic growth?

1.The current job market would be affected because there would be a guaranteed income. With all the jobs that are currently being done being automated, there would be a lack of people available to do those jobs. Industries such as construction, manufacturing and grocery stores would be most affected because the people who are currently doing those jobs would no longer have to do them.

2.A guaranteed basic income would have a significant impact on the current job market. First of all, it would allow people to transition from jobs that do not pay a living wage or are not […]

Chelsea Brings Back Program to Help Some Low-Income Families Pay Bills

Chelsea Brings Back Program to Help Some Low-Income Families Pay Bills

Officials in Chelsea, Massachusetts, are bringing back a program that provides up to $400 a month to low-income families to help pay their bills amid rising energy costs.

Chelsea Eats launched in November 2020 as the city refocused its efforts from distributing food during the pandemic to providing direct financial support to residents so that they could buy food and other essential items on their own.

Alex Train, Chelsea’s director of housing and community development, said there are many residents who do not qualify for other forms of assistance."Our existing safety social net really overlooks undocumented residents, and these are residents […]

SF’s guaranteed income program for pregnant Black women expands across California

SF's guaranteed income program for pregnant Black women expands across California

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco-based guaranteed income program that gives monthly checks to pregnant Black women received $5 million to expand its care to soon-to-be-mothers across California, the San Francisco Department of Public Health announced Tuesday.

Since 2021, the Abundant Birth Project has provided an additional $1,000 a month to 150 at-risk pregnant women of color in efforts to mitigate racial birth disparities.

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Meet the weird (and very climate friendly) new addition to Boston’s skyline

Meet the weird (and very climate friendly) new addition to Boston's skyline

Boston University’s Center for Computing & Data Sciences on Commonwealth Avenue. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR) Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from WBUR’s daily morning newsletter, WBUR Today. If you like what you read and want it in your inbox, sign up here .

You’ve watched it ascend, zigzagging above the Charles River, over the last few years. But at last, today is the big day for Boston University’s new Center for Computing & Data Sciences — or what you may know as the big Jenga tower or the stack-of-books-like building just west of the Citgo sign on the city’s skyline. […]

basic income meloni how it works now

basic income meloni how it works now

The Citizenship Income will undergo a substantial reform. Here is what is on the table of the Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.

During the election campaign the Centre-right with different facets, had announced profound changes to the Basic income which was the flag of the governments of Five Stars movement . And between those who propose abolition and those who propose an increase but with new characteristics, a soft but immediate modification probably emerges. The new guidelines for the subsidy could already arrive at the table with the unions, which the Government has convened. Twitter photo @PalermoToday At the moment […]

California expanding guaranteed income program for pregnant Black women

California expanding guaranteed income program for pregnant Black women

In this photo illustration, a pregnant woman shows her belly. (Photo by Katja Knupper/Die Fotowerft/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) A guaranteed income program for pregnant Black women is expanding in California.

The Abundant Birth Project, a San Francisco Department of Public Health program operated in partnership with Expecting Justice, will launch next year in Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Riverside counties, and will continue in San Francisco.

"For so long, Black women have been excluded from the resources needed to have safe and healthy pregnancies. This funding will provide pregnant people with economic stability during this critical phase in their […]