Monthly Direct Payments for City Residents Gain Popularity

Monthly Direct Payments for City Residents Gain Popularity

More cities in the U.S. seem to be implementing a monthly payment program that gives money to low-income residents to fight inflation and homelessness.

Last year, several mayors of major cities experimented with initiatives that allocated no-strings-attached funds to low-income citizens, and the guaranteed income programs have continued to be implemented in more cities, growing in popularity.

On Thursday, Austin, Texas announced a $1 million pilot program that will allow the city to send monthly checks of around $1,000 to residents in the city who risk losing their homes.At a press conference, Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler said, "We can find people […]

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