Guaranteed income pilot program moves forward without any county funding

Guaranteed income pilot program moves forward without any county funding

Cash (via Pepi Stojanovski/Unsplash) A local pilot program to give up to 200 qualifying low-income residents $500 a month for two years, no strings attached, will move forward without any public funding.

For a few months last fall, Arlington County was poised to spend either federal or county money on “ Arlington’s Guarantee ,” a guaranteed income pilot program launched by nonprofit Arlington Community Foundation .

This commitment fell through, however, when the county and ACF realized any infusion of public funding would have put participants at risk of losing their government benefits, such as child care subsidies or food stamps.“It […]

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