Lansing to offer ‘guaranteed income’ to random households

Lansing to offer ‘guaranteed income’ to random households

City set to distribute monthly checks to 100 families — no strings attached

THURSDAY, April 21 — At least 100 random households across the city of Lansing are set to receive $500 a month for 18 months as part of Mayor Andy Schor’s latest plan to spend nearly $49 million that was allocated to the city as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act.

The idea is being pitched as “guaranteed basic income.” City officials said they expect to begin collecting at least 500 applications from local households sometime in the next year. From there, at least 100 — […]

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