Guaranteed Income Is Coming to the Gulf South. Take a Look at 3 Programs Launching Soon, Including in Birmingham

Guaranteed Income Is Coming to the Gulf South. Take a Look at 3 Programs Launching Soon, Including in Birmingham

Ervins Strauhmanis, Flickr Guaranteed income — providing money to people who need it, no strings attached — has been a dream of some welfare reform advocates for decades. Now, that dream will get multiple test runs across the Gulf South.

Birmingham, New Orleans and Shreveport plan to give hundreds of residents a guaranteed income this year, joining dozens of other cities trialing the concept in 2022.

All of these cities are affiliated with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income , a group of more than 60 mayors advocating for making guaranteed income available across the country. MGI argues individual city-led pilots are […]

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