What happened after these unhoused people got monthly $500 checks? Two-thirds have homes

What happened after these unhoused people got monthly $500 checks? Two-thirds have homes

When a San Francisco-based nonprofit started a basic-income pilot last year —giving a small group of people experiencing homelessness $500 per month for six months—it didn’t expect that the cash would be enough to help people find housing in a city where the average one-bedroom apartment rents for more than $3,000 a month.

The group predicted that the money would help reduce stress and improve food security, and it did. But two-thirds of the people who were unhoused when the pilot began also now have permanent housing. (The number has grown since the program first ended, when only a third […]

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