No strings attached: City launches guaranteed income pilot program

No strings attached: City launches guaranteed income pilot program

The Madison Forward Fund will provide 155 families $500 a month for a year, with no strings attached. The city of Madison has launched its new guaranteed income pilot program, which will provide 155 families $500 a month for a year.

The program, called the Madison Forward Fund , comes at no cost to taxpayers and is fully funded entirely by charitable donations.

The cash payments are aimed at supporting financial stability for low-income residents and are “unconditional, with no strings attached and no work requirements,” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said at a Tuesday press conference.“A guaranteed income is meant to supplement […]

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