Roy Rochlin/Getty Images City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams wants to expand guaranteed income pilot programs that give cash-strapped New Yorkers money with no strings attached as a way to reduce poverty.
Adams, who heads the first female-majority council, will propose a $5 million program to fund organizations that have already launched versions of a guaranteed income during her State of the City address on Wednesday.
The speaker said in a statement that giving low-income people and families unconditional cash stipends could help uplift communities in need, particularly women.“Women are the cornerstone of society and the backbones of our families. When women […]
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