From Minneapolis to St. Paul, guaranteed income pilots are giving families a boost

From Minneapolis to St. Paul, guaranteed income pilots are giving families a boost

The City of Minneapolis will select 200 families to receive $500 each month starting in early spring. MINNEAPOLIS — The City of Minneapolis is getting ready to launch a pilot this spring that gives chosen families $500 a month to use however they want.

The city is starting its program just as St. Paul’s pilot winds down.

"This is a pretty unique program. The city has not offered cash assistance in this way," said Erik Hansen, director of economic policy and development for the city of Minneapolis.Applications are closed and the city is now in the process of enrolling 200 families […]

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