Guaranteed Income Mayor: Houston launches Guaranteed Income pilot program to help impoverished residents

Guaranteed Income Mayor: Houston launches Guaranteed Income pilot program to help impoverished residents

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced May 19 alongside the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity a year-long guaranteed income pilot program designed to help impoverished residents.

According to a May 19 press release, the program runs in partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a coalition of more than 60 mayors committed to promoting a federally guaranteed income with direct recurring cash payments to the poor and middle class.

A total of 110 program participants receive $375 per month, totaling $4,500 per year. According to the press release, the program will distribute the money monthly to […]

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