Guaranteed Basic Income Program Coming to Alameda

Guaranteed Basic Income Program Coming to Alameda

City Council Approves $4.6 Million for GBI Pilot Program

On Tuesday, May 17, City Council resolved to appropriate $4,600,000 of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funds for a Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program. The program aims to provide additional economic stability to Alameda’s most vulnerable residents. The pilot program will pay $1,000 per month for 24 months to 150 low-income households. The anticipated time frame for program launch is the first half of 2023. Background

Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) (also known as Universal Basic Income ) programs provide a flat monthly cash payment to a defined population. These […]

New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

New Orleans is giving youth $350 a month. Here’s why

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans has launched a first-of-its-kind program that provides monthly payments to teens as young as 16 years old.

For the next 10 months, 125 participants ages 16 to 24 will get $350 a month with no strings attached as part of a new guaranteed income program. Participants can spend the money any way they like, and city officials hope it will help them understand the needs of young people experiencing poverty and income inequality, a group often overlooked by social safety nets.

The plan is to lift up some of the city’s 6,820 “opportunity youth,” or young […]

Illinois: Cook County Moving Forward With Guaranteed Income Program

Because, you know, Cook County, home to Chicago, has a ton of money to throw around and no other problems.

Cook County residents can apply for The Promise Guaranteed Income {ilot program which offers $500 a month for two years. They will pick applicants by random for the 3,250 spots.

That’s a total of $42 million, which is the largest guaranteed income program in the country.County officials think this could help “tackle poverty and racial inequalities.” Qualifications include: Cook County resident Household income 250% below the federal poverty line (family of three would be $57,575 or less) Chicago residents can apply, […]

Guaranteed Stimulus Checks To New Orleans Youth: See If You Qualify

Guaranteed Stimulus Checks To New Orleans Youth: See If You Qualify

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Guaranteed income programs have gained popularity since the coronavirus pandemic. Several states and counties are experimenting with similar programs to help residents offset the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. New Orleans is the latest city to pilot such a program that offers stimulus checks to New Orleans youth. Under the program, eligible youths will get a monthly stimulus check of $350.Get The Full Henry Singleton Series in PDFGet the entire 4-part series on Henry Singleton in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to […]

Universal basic income payment schedule — Families eligible for $500 or more in new UBI programs — see if you can apply

Universal basic income payment schedule — Families eligible for $500 or more in new UBI programs — see if you can apply

SOME Americans will soon begin receiving monthly payments starting at $500 after two new universal basic income programs were announced.

In Alameda County, California , the city council announced a guaranteed income plan on May 17 that would benefit nearly 150 households.

The funds will offer $1,000 in direct payments to low-income residents for two years.Additionally, in Cook County, Illinois , Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the launch of a new guaranteed income program costing $42million on May 18.Thousands of eligible families in need will receive monthly payments for two years.The program, which is the largest universal basic income initiative in […]

Low income households to get $1,000 guaranteed income payments for 24 months – see if you’re eligible

Low income households to get $1,000 guaranteed income payments for 24 months – see if you’re eligible

AMERICAN Rescue Plan funds will be used to send $1,000 direct payments in the coming months.

The guaranteed income plan, announced May 17, will benefit 150 households in California . The guaranteed income program is designed to help Alameda’s most vulnerable residents The Alameda, California city council passed the proposal in a 3-2 vote.

"I’m really excited that we as a council have a chance to make a direct impact in people’s lives," Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft told KTVU.The city council said about 11,000 households qualify, but only 150 will be selected.The program will provide low-income families with up to $1,000 […]

Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income – Chicago Tribune

Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income – Chicago Tribune

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently announced the details of the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot, which will serve more than 3,000 residents of Cook County. Just last week, applications also closed for the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot, which will provide $500 per month, no strings attached, to 5,000 Chicagoans over the next year. With the launch of these programs, our city suddenly finds itself at the center of the most significant social policy experiment of the last 20 years.

The idea of ​​guaranteed income is not new. Figures from across the political spectrum, including conservative economist Milton […]

Unconditional basic income in Poland – what is the experiment about? Who will take part in it?

The first pilot unconditional basic income program is planned in Poland. Dr. Maciej Szlinder, who is a member of the group preparing the experiment, and Ryszard Petru from the Institute of Liberal Thought, discussed the idea and assumptions of the project in the “Tak jest” program on TVN24.

An experiment with paying out an unconditional basic income is to last two years and consist in paying out PLN 1,300 a month to a group of at least five thousand residents of northern communes located on the border with Russia. Unconditional basic income is the idea of ​​giving citizens a […]

Carmelo Barbaro: Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income

Carmelo Barbaro: Chicago and Cook County can help settle debate on guaranteed income

People line up outside the food pantry at Harmony Community Church in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood on April 20, 2022. Food pantries are seeing increased demand as the cost of groceries rises. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently announced the details of the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot, which will serve more than 3,000 residents of Cook County. Just last week, applications also closed for the Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot , which will provide $500 per month, no strings attached, to 5,000 Chicagoans over the next year. With the launch of these programs, our city suddenly finds […]

Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity Launches Houston Fund for Guaranteed Income Pilot Program in Houston

110 program participants to receive $4,500 over one-year period Applications accepted May 19 – 25, 2022

Today, the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity (Houston Equity Fund), along with the support of Mayor Sylvester Turner, announced a one-year Guaranteed Income pilot program in Houston in partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI). The pilot program will provide $375 per month, totaling $4,500 annually, to 110 program participants in need. The Houston Equity Fund will disperse monthly stipends to Houston’s most underserved and under-resourced individuals with the goal of progressing toward a more equitable and prosperous city.

“This […]