LA County launching ‘guaranteed income’ program, joining national trend

LA County launching 'guaranteed income' program, joining national trend

LOS ANGELES (TND) — Los Angeles County is piloting a program that gives 1,000 randomly selected people a “guaranteed income” of $1,000 a month for three years.

Individuals hoping to participate in the new program, titled “Breathe,” have to apply by April 13.

Eligibility requirements include being over 18, living in a neighborhood, and having an income at or below 100% of the county’s Area Median Household Income (AMI). For multi-person households, the AMI threshold is 120%.Applicants must have also been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19, and not be currently enrolled in another guaranteed income project. Other guaranteed income programs have […]

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