Mayors for Guaranteed Income: Houston Launches Guaranteed Income Pilot Program to Help Destitute Residents

Mayors for Guaranteed Income: Houston Launches Guaranteed Income Pilot Program to Help Destitute Residents

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

The program is in partnership with Mayors for Guaranteed Income, a coalition of more than 60 mayors committed to promoting guaranteed federal income, with recurring cash payments direct to the poor and middle class, according to a statement from May 19 press.

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

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