This mayor wants to give every poor family in her city $500 a month

This mayor wants to give every poor family in her city $500 a month

To qualify, a family has to earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level a year, or $55,500 for a family of four , and live in the city of Cambridge. It wasn’t immediately clear how many families would benefit, nor how the city would define a “family” in the program’s context. (Cambridge, a city of 118,000 people and the home of Harvard University, has a poverty rate around 12%, slightly above the national rate of 11.4%.) The program will utilize nearly $22 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds and help families for about a year and […]

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