UPDATE: California Lawmakers Approve 1st State-Funded Guaranteed Income GrantsCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it.
Oakland Begins First Phase Of $500 Guaranteed Income ProgramThe Mayor of Oakland and other city officials announced Tuesday that the city started accepting applications for the first phase of its guaranteed income program, which provides $500-monthly payments for 18 months to families in need.
Oakland To Provide $500 A Month In Guaranteed Income To 600 BIPOC FamiliesSix hundred Oakland families will be part of one of the largest basic income pilot programs in the nation, Mayor Libby Schaaf announced Tuesday.
Newsom Appoints Former Stockton Mayor Behind Guaranteed Income Test As Economics AdviserFormer Stockton mayor Michael Tubbs, who gained national attention for running the country’s highest-profile experiment with a guaranteed income, is joining Gov. Newsom’s administration as an unpaid special adviser.
Study Shows Stockton Universal Basic Income Experiment Led to Increased EmploymentAfter getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in Stockton paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression.
San Francisco To Launch Universal Basic Income Pilot Program for ArtistsMayor London Breed on Thursday said she plans to immediately implement a number of proposals from a new report on San Francisco's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, including a universal basic income (UBI) program that will provide $1,000 a month for local artists.
Santa Clara Co. Launches Nation’s First Universal Basic Income For Young Adults Who Were In Foster CareThe Universal Basic Income program for young adults transitioning out of foster care provides a monthly stipend of $1,000 for a year to former foster youth ages 24 and over who are too old to receive foster assistance.
Mayor Schaaf Launching Universal Basic Income Pilot Program To Help Low-Income Oakland ResidentsLow-income Oakland residents may be getting some much-needed cash every month to help make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic.
Study Finds Cash Transfers To Poor Have Positive Ripple EffectA new study carried out in rural Kenya shows giving cash to the poor is the best way to help someone break the cycle of poverty; a study that could have implications for action in the Bay Area.
Stockton Basic Income Experiment Shows How Needy People Spend Free MoneyThe first data from an experiment in the city of Stockton where needy people get $500 a month from the government show they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills.
Data Shows Basic Income Recipients Spend Free Money Mostly On Food, Clothing, Utility BillsThe first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things like food, clothing and utility bills.
Facebook Cofounder: US Needs Universal Basic IncomeAs the co-founder of Facebook, Chris Hughes joined the ranks of the nation's Top 1% by the time he was in his mid-20s.
Stockton Mayor Touts Experimental Program That Pays Families $500 a MonthStockton plans to give several dozen families $500 a month for a year as part of a program to study the economic and social impacts of giving people a basic income.
Stockton To Pay $500 A Month To Families As Part Of Basic Income StudyStockton plans to give several dozen families $500 a month for a year as part of a program to study the economic and social impacts of giving people a basic income.
Free Cash For Everyone? Stockton's Mayor Plans To See If It WorksAs a kid growing up in Stockton, a little extra money would've meant the world to Mayor Michael Tubbs' family.