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1.5 Million Dollars to 150 Households: Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Marks a New Era in Poverty Alleviation

In Evanston, Illinois, Project 8092 provides $500 monthly to 150 households for a year without restrictions, aiming to support Census Tract 8092 residents affected by historical racial segregation, mirroring a broader trend of cities exploring guaranteed income to aid financially struggling families, with similar efforts seen in Pomona, California.

Evanston’s Project 8092 Offers $500 Monthly to Aid Historic Tract Amid Nationwide Guaranteed Income Push

According to The US Sun, in Evanston, Illinois, Project 8092 has started to give $500 each month to 150 households for a year. Families can use this money however they need, unlike other aid programs with more rules. This project aims to help people in Census Tract 8092, where past practices like redlining caused racial segregation.

Across the country, more cities are trying out guaranteed income programs to help people who are struggling financially. To join Project 8092, you must live in Census Tract 8092 and have a household income below 184% of the Federal Poverty Line. The program focuses on families with young children under age three, who often face extra financial challenges.

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1.5 Million Dollars to 150 Households: Evanston’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Marks a New Era in Poverty Alleviation (PHOTO: The Daily Hodl)

Pomona Launches Guaranteed Income Program, Echoing National Trend in Poverty Alleviation Initiatives

Similar efforts are happening in Pomona, California, where they’ve also started a guaranteed income program. These initiatives show a growing interest in using guaranteed income to fight poverty. Supporters say these programs give families a simple way to get financial help without the usual complications of government aid.

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