States take aim at local basic income programs

States take aim at local basic income programs

A mother and son walk through one of the neighborhoods of Stockton where participants in the city’s universal basic income program live in Stockton, California, on February 7, 2020. The State of Trust in Government For more than 12 million households in the U.S. in 2022, most of their paychecks went toward rent, underscoring the nation’s dire housing affordability crisis. And with little money left over to cover other expenses, like medical bills or car maintenance, one expert says, families are at a higher risk of experiencing eviction or, in worst cases, homelessness if they fall behind on payments.

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