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    THOUSANDS of cash-strapped Americans will start receiving a $500 payment this month. Officials in Cook County, Illinois have rolled out a $42million guaranteed income scheme and residents can spend the money how they wish. 1More than 3,000 struggling Americans are set to receive a $500 payment this monthCredit: Getty More than 3,000 residents will receive the first $500 monthly payment from December 15, according to WTTW. And, the guaranteed income will see Americans pocket a check for 24 months in total. Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County Board President, claimed the program is the “largest” scheme in the country. Officials revealed that more than 180,000 residents applied for the monthly payments but only 3,250 folks were selected at random. read more on guaranteed incomeCASH IN Huge new $914 direct payment going out to millions before the New YearCHECKS OUT Exact dates millions of Americans will receive direct payments up to $1,050 Bodyguard Clarence Shaffer, who cares for his 87-year-old mom, told WTTW that the cash is a relief. He said: “This program could take a lot of worry and stress off...
    For many struggling South Bay families, getting an extra $1,000 a month with no strings attached would seem too good to be true. But for 150 households lucky enough to be chosen for a new guaranteed income experiment in Santa Clara County, that’s exactly what’s happening. The program targets families with children under 18 that are homeless or unstably housed — they could be at risk of losing their home because they can’t afford the rent, for example, or living crammed into too-tight quarters with other families. It’s part of a broad trend picking up steam throughout the Bay Area as nonprofits, cities, counties and even state legislators increasingly experiment with programs that put cash directly into the hands of people in need. “More money allows families to be able to pay their rent or pay their bills or do whatever they need to be able to do,” said Jennifer Loving, CEO of Destination: Home — one of the organizations spearheading the project. “We trust families to make good decisions for themselves.” The guaranteed income model bucks the trend of...
    A NEW monthly $500 direct payment will be sent to cash-strapped Americans from today. Officials have said that 150 residents in Evanston, Illinois will receive the relief for a year. 1More than a hundred Americans in Evanston, Illinois will start receiving monthly $500 payments for a yearCredit: Getty Residents will get a debit card and they can choose how they spend the money. Alison Leipsiger, the policy coordinator of the guaranteed income scheme, told Evanston Roundtable: “That’s the point of the program. It’s not like general assistance, where you can’t spend money on certain products like alcohol or tobacco. “You can take out cash. You can put it in a different bank account. You could do whatever you want.” Officials have said that benefits such as SNAP (The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) shouldn’t be affected by the relief payment. read more on direct paymentsCASH IN Urgent deadline for hundreds of Americans to get $12k in monthly direct paymentscut-off Urgent deadline for $1,400 check - see when you'll get cash if you take action now Residents also do not...
    A NEW guaranteed income scheme in Virginia will see hundreds of Americans receive monthly $500 payments for two years. Applications for the ARISE program in Alexandria can be filed from October 31, officials have said. 1Americans in Alexandria, Virginia will be able to apply for a guaranteed income program from October 31Credit: Getty Officials have revealed that 170 people will be randomly selected in a lottery. Successful applicants will receive payments, worth $500, for 24 months in total and the first check is expected to be issued in January 2023, according to city officials. There are no strings attached meaning recipients will be able to spend the money how they wish. Residents have been warned that they must be 18 or older and have an income that’s at or below 50 per cent of the Area Median Income. The threshold for a household of one is $49,850. read more on direct paymentsHELPING HAND Exact date to sign up for direct payments worth $500 a month for two yearsEXTRA CASH Millions of Americans receiving direct payments worth up to $270 Information...
    Denver is set to provide 140 homeless people with $12,000 in cash with no strings attached to help get them out of destitution, despite soaring crime rates in the Mile-High City.  The city has allocated $2million from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund the program, which will be run by the Denver Basic Income Project.  The total program, which will cost around $9million, is seeking to help around 820 people, but the $2million provided by the city will fund around 140 people.  The rest of the money will be raised through charitable foundations, including the Colorado Health Foundation and the Denver Foundation, Denver Basic Income Project founder Mark Donovan told Axios Denver.  Around 4,700 households are experiencing homelessness in Denver as of January 2022.  The participants - which will mainly be women, transgender and gender non-confirming individuals - will be chosen at random after applying and will more than likely begin receiving payments starting in November, according to ABC 7 Denver.  Denver Basic Income Project founder Mark Donovan (pictured) and his team will provide 820 homeless people with money. 520 of them...
    A CALIFORNIA lawmaker is pushing for a state-funded pilot program that could give monthly $1,000 checks to 15,000 Americans. The program would help low-income high school seniors as they enter adulthood. 4A California lawmaker hopes to pass a bill that would provide 15,000 Americans with $1,000 'no-strings-attached' checksCredit: Getty 4Senator Dave Cortese hopes the program would help thousands of high school seniors, who are entering adulthoodCredit: Getty State Senator Dave Cortese is sponsoring a bill to give “no-strings-attached” checks to around 15,000 high school seniors who have experienced homelessness. The students would receive the checks from around the time of their graduation to their fall enrollment in a college or vocational school or their entry into the workforce. According to the California Department of Education, around 183,000 K-12 students in the state were homeless at some point during the 2020-21 school year. The legislation didn’t explain how the seniors would apply for the payments or how much they would be but Cortese hopes the program could offer $1,000 checks for four to five months for the class of 2023. More...
    THE new program offering $900 per month universal basic income (UBI) payments has been approved with "no strings attached." The Palm Springs City Council will set aside $200,000 for the new pilot program after a unanimous vote last week- are you eligible for the extra cash? 1The new program offers $900 per month to eligible candidates no strings attachedCredit: Getty The UBI is directed to residents of Palm Springs, California who identify as transgender and nonbinary, according to Fox News. Eligible for the extra money would be only those who meet a poverty threshold, the city said. Twenty transgender and nonbinary Palm Springs residents are set to receive the $900 payments, for 18 months. The program funded by the taxpayers will be managed by health center DAP Health and LGBT advocacy group Queer Works. READ MORE ON UBIFREE MONEY UBI deadline for reoccurring payments of $1,000 still open – how to apply NOWCASH CLAIM 3 stimulus checks and UBI payments you can claim this month worth up to $1,400 DAP Health CEO David Brinkman said that the transgendered population is...
    AMERICANS have just two days to claim monthly payments worth up to $1,000. Under the Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) initiative, qualifying artists in the state will be getting universal basic income (UBI) payments of $1,000 for a year and a half. 1New Yorker-based artists have just two days to claim monthly payments worth up to $1,000Credit: Getty Unlike stimulus checks, UBI payments are recurrent. The program will also offer 300 employment opportunities to artists for two years, which will pay $65,000 annually. In total, CRNY will provide $125million in relief funds to artists. WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE PAYMENTS? To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, with your primary residence being in New York. Read more money contentTIME TO ACT Deadline to claim $1,000 monthly income payments is next week - how to applyFREE MONEY Some moms to get $500 monthly checks for 2 YEARS - do you qualify for UBI cash? As far as income goes, it must fall below CRNY's self-sufficiency standard, which calculates the costs of essential needs for families, including housing, child care, food, transportation, among other...
    A TENNESSEE college gave its students a surprise $10,000 stimulus payment either in cash or direct deposit with no strings attached. Students at Meharry Medical College went home with a treat right before the Thanksgiving holiday courtesy of the CARES Act, a Covid relief law passed by Congress in 2020. 2Students at a Tennessee college received a surprise stimulus payment from their school 2Students at Meharry Medical College received a $10,000 payment from their school with no strings attachedCredit: Getty Dr. James Hildreth, the school’s president, emailed them a video message that he acknowledged seemed hard to believe. “We’ll gift each of you $10,000 in cash. You heard me right,” he said, looking at the camera. The students were told to expect a direct deposit the next day or pick up a check in person. Hildreth asked only that they be “good stewards” of the windfall. Meharry’s administration decided to give roughly a third of its CARES Act funding – $10million – directly to its future doctors, dentists, public health researchers and 956 students. “We felt that there was no better way...
    A COVID-19 relief program that will provide $1,000 monthly payments to thousands of families in one of Los Angeles' most poverty-stricken districts was approved by the city's council on Tuesday. More than 3,000 families will receive assistance from BIG:LEAP, or Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot. Mayor Eric Garcetti called it 'the largest guaranteed basic income program anywhere in the United States of America.'  Families below the poverty line in Council District can begin to submit their applications on Friday, October 29, and have until November 7 to do so. Those chosen in the lottery will receive the payments all throughout 2022. To be eligible, they must be 18 years or older, have at least one dependent child/are pregnant, live in low-income households, and have experienced economic or medical hardship due to COVID-19 are eligible. BIG:LEAP, or Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Pilot, will be the largest guaranteed income program in the US. Pictured is Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti holding a sign after the pilot was approved by city council  More than 3,000 families will...
    The Most Inspirational Books To Read Right Now Best of the 2021 NFL preseason © GETTY IMAGES Kanye West and Irina Shayk were never officially a couple. Amid reports that the rapper and model split, a source previously told ET that they were having a good time seeing each other "without any strings attached." ET reported in July that West and Shayk's relationship "was never serious." "The two of them have always just been having fun together. They're both doing their own thing and down to have a good time without any strings attached," a source told ET. Additionally, a second source confirmed that same month to ET that "Kanye and Irina are just keeping things casual and friendly. Irina isn't looking for anything serious right now and is enjoying being single." The "Touch the Sky" artist and the 35-year-old model were first spotted together in June, celebrating the rapper's birthday in Provence, France. At the time a separate source told ET that the pair had "casually been seeing each other" and "been friendly for a long time."How Kim...
    President Joe Biden announced Thursday his plan to purchase 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for the world to help fight the global pandemic. “The United States is providing these half-million doses with no strings attached,” Biden said, claiming the United States would not use them for “pressure for favors” or “concessions.” “We’re doing this to save lives, to end this pandemic,” he continued. “That’s it, period.” Biden announced his plan to give away doses of the Pfizer vaccine after traveling to the United Kingdom for the G7 Summit of world leaders this weekend. “We’re a nation full of people who step up at times of need to help our fellow human beings, both at home and abroad,” Biden said. “We’re not perfect, but we step up.” Biden boasted that the vaccine donation was the largest commitment to the global fight against the pandemic of any country in the world. “America knows firsthand the tragedies of this pandemic,” Biden said. “We’ve had more people die in the United States than anywhere in the world.” Biden said the vaccines would...
    Los Angeles is poised to become the latest city to try universal basic income. Mayor Eric Garcetti included a $24-million Basic Income Guaranteed program in his city budget to be released Tuesday. L.A. would become the biggest city to try the concept, possibly joining Stockton, Compton and others. Here is a primer:What would the L.A. program do? If approved by the Los Angeles City Council, the program would provide $1,000 a month to 2,000 Los Angeles families for a year. There will be no obligation on how to spend the money, according to the mayor’s office. “When you give money to people who are poor, it creates better outcomes,” the mayor said. “It covers child care. It puts food on the table. It leads to more high school graduations and better checkups.” Already, the Los Angeles City Council has unveiled plans to spend more than $11 million in funds diverted from the Los Angeles Police Department budget on such programs in South L.A. and the San Fernando Valley. In the South L.A. district represented by Councilman Curren Price, a program...
    SAN Francisco is to give some residents $1000 payments in the latest universal basic income initiative that’s emerged in California. The no-strings attached cash will be given to around 130 eligible artists for around six months, city mayor London Breed announced. 2London Breed said the cash will help the area's economic recoveryCredit: AP Applicants must be San Francisco residents under certain income thresholds who faced economic loss during the pandemic, to qualify. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will administer the program and distribute the cash. “This new program is an innovative effort to help our creative sector get through this challenging time, and come back even stronger and more resilient than before,” Breed said on the center website. “The arts are critical to our local economy and are an essential part of our long-term recovery.” The program is open to every artistic tradition, including music, dance, creative writing, visual art, performance art, installation, photography, theater, film, arts education and craftsmanship. 2Visitors to San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtCredit: Rex  The artist’s work must be “rooted in a historically marginalized...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Four years ago Christine was addicted to drugs, homeless and pregnant. She lost custody of her daughter when she was born."I was trying so hard to get back on my feet," said Christine. "I was a functioning addict until it caught up to me."A year of rehab helped. She became a Metro Bus driver and was reunited with her daughter. Then during the holidays, her 4-year-old got COVID-19, and Christine had to stay home to care for her."It's so depressing when you're a mom and you can't provide for your child," said Christine.But in January, everything changed. Christine got an email from the City of Compton offering her $1,800 every three months for two years. No questions asked. No strings attached."I was really excited because I had just went on unemployment and I needed the money really bad and it was there just in time, to like pay the rent and stuff that we needed to pay," said Christine. "I mean thank you Jesus because at that moment I needed it, really bad."MORE | Oakland launching...
    COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Four years ago Christine was addicted to drugs, homeless and pregnant. She lost custody of her daughter when she was born."I was trying so hard to get back on my feet," said Christine. "I was a functioning addict until it caught up to me."A year of rehab helped. She became a Metro Bus driver and was reunited with her daughter. Then during the holidays, her 4-year-old got COVID-19, and Christine had to stay home to care for her."It's so depressing when you're a mom and you can't provide for your child," said Christine.But in January, everything changed. Christine got an email from the City of Compton offering her $1,800 every three months for two years. No questions asked. No strings attached."I was really excited because I had just went on unemployment and I needed the money really bad and it was there just in time, to like pay the rent and stuff that we needed to pay," said Christine. "I mean thank you Jesus because at that moment I needed it, really bad."MORE | Oakland launching...
    More On: san francisco Pilot has no California love for San Francisco, rants on city’s ‘liberals’ Asian woman who fought attacker wants to donate nearly $1M raised for her School official refuses to quit over racist tweets, including one that called Asians ‘house n—–s’ Over $800K raised for badass granny injured in SF hate attack More than a hundred California artists will be guaranteed $1,000 a month in no-strings-attached cash, the latest in a series of universal basic income pilot programs being rolled out across the state, according to a report. Starting sometime in May, 130 local artists in San Francisco — “whose artistic practice is rooted in a historically marginalized community” — will begin receiving the money, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday. The payments are scheduled to last for six months in total, according to The San Francisco Chronicle. “This new program is an innovative effort to help our creative sector get through this challenging time, and come back even stronger and more resilient than before,” Breed said on the Yerba Buena Center for the...
    The mayor of Oakland, California, on Tuesday announced a privately funded program that will give low-income families of color in the city $500 per month with no rules on how they can spend it. The program is the latest experiment with a "guaranteed income," the idea that giving low-income individuals a regular, monthly stipend helps ease the stresses of poverty and results in better health and upward economic mobility.    The idea isn't new, but it's having a revival across the U.S. after some mayors launched smaller scale pilot programs across the country in a coordinated campaign to convince Congress to adopt a national guaranteed income program. The first program launched in 2019 in Stockton, California, led by former Mayor Michael Tubbs. Tubbs, who later founded the group Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, expects six other cities to launch similar programs by this summer. An analysis of the first year of the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) found that compared to a control group, residents who received regular payments experienced less income volatility, secured more full-time employment, were better...
    (CNN)Low-income families of color in Oakland, California, could receive some extra financial assistance over the next year and a half. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced this week that the city will launch a guaranteed income project to give hundreds of Black and Indigenous families and people of color $500 per month for 18 months. The project's payments will be unconditional, and recipients may spend the money however they choose. The Oakland Resilient Families program is the latest trial of a "guaranteed income" system of wealth distribution, where residents are given a set amount of money per month to supplement the existing social safety net. The project targets groups with the city's greatest wealth disparities, per the Oakland Equality Index, which reveals the median income for White households in Oakland to be nearly three times that of Black households.Read More"The poverty we all witness today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure," Schaaf said in a statement. "Guaranteed income is one of the most promising tools for systems change, racial equity and economic mobility we've seen in decades."Guaranteed...
    OAKLAND — Six hundred Oakland families will get $500 a month for 18 months — no strings attached — as part of a pilot program to test out the idea of guaranteeing cash assistance to families. The pilot program is called Oakland Resilient Families and is a collaboration between Oakland-based nonprofit Family Independence Initiative and the national Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, an alliance of mayors who are pushing the federal government to provide cash to Americans to cover basic needs. Under the pilot, families who are Black, Indigenous or people of color and have at least one child under the age of 18 and an income at or below 50% of the area median income — about $59,000 per year for a family of three — can apply to be one of the recipients of the monthly $500. About half of the spots will be reserved for families earning below 138% of the federal poverty level, or about $30,000 per year for a family of three. Aside from those requirements, the families would be selected randomly and can then...
    CHELSEA (CBS) – Chelsea residents are now getting some “no strings attached” relief, thanks to a pilot program that’s the first of its kind in the country. “Ever since the beginning, Chelsea has always been in a red zone, so to speak, and it continues to be that,” said Chelsea City Council President Roy Avellaneda. He said the program is designed to put money directly in the pockets of those who need it most. “Based on that what the application stated, they were either given a $200, $300 or $400 monthly stipend.” Chelsea City Council President Roy Avellaneda. (WBZ-TV) More than 2,000 families chosen by a lottery system that included 3,600 applicants will be able to use this money for food and other necessities. The money will be given as debit cards, and Avellaneda said the program has will help during the winter months, as people have to stand out in the cold for a box of food. He is also hoping that the cards will save some of the labor involved in running the food pantries. “It has been...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — City leaders, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, are getting behind an effort to pay people during the pandemic. The leaders are supporting a universal, basic income pilot program that would provide a monthly cash payment to people with no strings attached. It is modeled after an experiment in the city of Stockton which provided 125 people cash payments of $500 per month. Nearly half of that money was spent on groceries. The leaders say the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the economic fragility of many households. “This money is not getting wasted,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland. “It is literally giving people the most basic level of economic security for their families.” Of those in Stockton who received the funds, only 2 percent were unemployed.
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