Cook County Guaranteed Income Program to open applications this fall, aims to become permanent after 2-year trial period – Chicago Tribune

Cook County Guaranteed Income Program to open applications this fall, aims to become permanent after 2-year trial period – Chicago Tribune

Applications for Cook County’s $42 million direct cash assistance program will open this fall, officials said Wednesday while outlining new details about the initiative they plan to make permanent.

Considered one of the largest guaranteed income programs in the nation, Cook County plans to pay 3,250 residents $500 a month for two years with help from its American Rescue Plan Act federal dollars. City and suburban county residents can sign up here for updates on applications open later this year.

At a press conference laying out the details, Cook County Council Chair Toni Preckwinkle sought to preempt critics who she said […]

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