Some South Bay high school graduates could get guaranteed income

Some South Bay high school graduates could get guaranteed income

In an effort to disrupt the cycle of homelessness in California, another population may be getting guaranteed funding: low-income high school seniors.

State Sen. Dave Cortese’s recent bill SB 1341, which cleared the California Senate Education Committee last week, would provide $ 1,000 per month unconditionally to roughly 15,000 high school seniors who have experienced homelessness. This guaranteed income would start after graduation and last for about five months until they begin college, vocational training or enter the workforce.

The bill is in its preliminary phases, so it’s unclear how the program would be implemented, but the guaranteed Universal Basic Income […]

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