How a guaranteed income pilot impacted the lives of low income DC residents

How a guaranteed income pilot impacted the lives of low income DC residents

LIFF’S Market at 600 Alabama Avenue, SE by Elvert Barnes licensed under Creative Commons . During the pandemic several local organizations piloted a program offering cash transfers to low income residents mostly in Ward 8. THRIVE East of the River was created to assist residents most vulnerable to negative economic and social impacts of the pandemic, and help provide a financial bridge for people now and through recovery.

Unlike other assistance programs, there are no restrictions on how participants can use the funds. That means researchers were able to see how a guaranteed income pilot program impacts a participant’s well […]

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