Palm Springs Tests Universal Income for Transgender, Binary Residents

Palm Springs Tests Universal Income for Transgender, Binary Residents

PalmSprings (Barry Winiker) Beginning next year, Palm Springs will give some transgender and nonbinary residents a monthly payment as part of a guaranteed basic income pilot program. The Palm Beach City Council voted unanimously to provide $200,000 toward research and other startup costs for the project in a March 24 meeting.

The plan, administered by Palm Springs-based advocacy group DAP Health and Queer Works, has no stipulations regarding how recipients must spend the money but states that transgender and nonbinary residents are “particularly vulnerable” to unemployment, homelessness, assault and discrimination. The city has said that the program is only for […]

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