Providence launches guaranteed income pilot program

Providence launches guaranteed income pilot program

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) – Providence on Tuesday joined a small but growing number of U.S. cities pledging to provide a guaranteed monthly income to a number of low-income residents.

Under the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program announced by Mayor Jorge Elorza and others, 110 families in the city living at 200% or less of the federal poverty line are eligible to apply for the possibility of receiving $ 500 per month for 12 months.

The unconditional cash payments are meant to complement, rather than replace, existing social safety net programs and can be used as the recipient sees fit, such as […]

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