Chicago Taps Direct Cash Charity to Give Residents $500 a Month

Chicago Taps Direct Cash Charity to Give Residents $500 a Month

Guaranteed basic income programs became far more popular during the pandemic. Chicago’s will rely on GiveDirectly to administer its program.

Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images A nonprofit that originally focused on giving cash to impoverished people in Africa will soon be delivering money to poor residents of Chicago, in one of the largest tests of a guaranteed basic income program in the US.

GiveDirectly is administering a program that will give $500 a month to each of 5,000 households in Chicago as soon as the end of June. The city is using $31.5 million from the federal government’s […]

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