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Rochester Mayor Evans Announces Guaranteed Basic Income Program

Written by on June 16, 2023

This week Mayor Malik Evans announced the launch of Rochester’s Guaranteed Basic Income program. The pilot program that would give $500 a month to around 350 families. Starting Thursday, June 22 at 10 a.m. with an application form, and will be available for one week. To qualify applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in a qualified census track in the City of Rochester
  • Have lived in the City for at least one year before applying
  • Have a household income of at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Only one individual per household can participate in the program

Evans adds that partners at the Lab for Economic Opportunities will randomly select 351 households to receive a monthly payment of $500 over 12 months. Through an investment of $2.2 million from the City’s American Rescue Plan Act Allotment, Rochester’s GBI program will provide the monthly payment.

Source: Rochester First

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