UBI: Areas offering up to $12,000 guaranteed income

Following the pandemic, numerous cities and states have decided to implement UBI programs to help residents.

graphic with the words "Universal Basic Income" or UBI spelled out in front of a city skyline

Some states are offering recurring monthly payments while others may offer one larger sum for a year or two.

Many wonder if the stimulus checks had a hand in inflation, but even if they did, cities and states aren’t letting their residents struggle.


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Here are 11 places offering UBI

Alaska

Everyone in Alaska gets a UBI check from the revenue made on oil, and last year each resident received $1,114.

Pittsburgh

200 of the poorest families will see $500 per month for 2 years. This equates to $12,000.

Columbia

100 low income fathers will be selected to receive $500 per month for 11 months.


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Chicago

Families making under $35,000 will be randomly selected to receive $500 per month.

New Orleans

Young adults and teens randomly chosen will see checks worth $359 per month as a way to help teach financial literacy. Louisiana has one of the lowest banking rates among residents in the country.

Newark

400 residents will see $250 biweekly, or $3,000 per year for two years depending on which group you’re in.

New York

2,700 people could qualify for $125 per month for 3 years.


UBI: $500 going to 5,000 families

Rochester

For one year, 175 families will see $500 each month. After that, another 175 families will see the same amount for the next year.

Shreveport

Single parents making below 120% of the federal poverty line could see $660 per month for one year.

Durham

In Durham, 115 residents could see $500 per month for one year.

California

California families who are low income with kids under the age of 13 may see stimulus cash worth $8,000 per year.