A new city initiative giving select single parents and guardians $660 a month began taking applications Monday.
Named the Shreveport Universal Basic Income program, it will begin with assisting a chosen group of 110 families for its inaugural year.
“The program defines a single parent as a mother, father, stepparent, grandparent, caregiver, or legal guardian with a school-age child. The resident must be functionally single, whether married or unmarried. If unmarried, the resident cannot be living with a partner,” a City of Shreveport press release read. Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins on November 24, 2021. Shreveport received $500,000 for the program from […]