County’s universal basic income pilot project gets underway April 1

County’s universal basic income pilot project gets underway April 1

Courtesy image In just a few weeks, Yolo County’s poorest families will begin receiving a monthly stipend that will aim to lift them up and out of poverty thanks to a universal basic income pilot project.

Approved by the Board of Supervisors last year, the two-year program will provide prepaid cash cards to 54 families throughout the county who are participating in the CalWORKS housing support program and have at least one child under the age of six.

The cash aid, which can be used for any purpose, will average between $1,200 and $1,500 monthly per family, depending on family size […]

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