Cook County’s guaranteed income program to open applications this fall aims to become permanent after 2-year trial – Chicago Tribune

Cook County’s guaranteed income program to open applications this fall aims to become permanent after 2-year trial – Chicago Tribune

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

Touted as one of the nation’s largest guaranteed income programs, Cook County plans to make $500 monthly payments to 3,250 residents over two years using federal American Rescue Plan Act dollars. Both city and suburban residents can sign up here for updates on applications opening later this year.

In a press conference that rolled out the details, Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board, tried to beat critics who she […]

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