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

Harvard Yard on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The mayor of Cambridge announced in her State of the City address recently that the city would give every poor family in Cambridge $500 a month. In Cambridge, Mass., every family living below the federal poverty level will soon get a monthly payment of $500, Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui announced this week — making the city the first in the country to expand cash assistance to all locally impoverished households, her office said.

To qualify, a family has to earn less than 200% of the federal poverty level a […]

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