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UBI: All the places with Universal Basic Income in the U.S.

The U.S. has started adopting Universal Basic Income, or UBI, programs throughout the country lately. This helps struggling Americans.

blue and white graphic with a city skyline behind the words "Universal Basic Income" which stands for UBI

Right now there are at least 36 cities and states offering to help Americans with their financial burdens.

The local governments normally run the programs, and some are giving out as much as $12,000.

Who gets the money and how they are allowed to spend it is decided on by the government giving it out.

True to UBI rules, these payments are recurring whether it’s monthly, weekly, or yearly.

The Sun has detailed each area in the U.S. that gives UBI programs to their local residents.

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36 cities and states offering UBI programs

Alaska has the Alaska Permanent fund, a yearly program that gave residents of the state $1,114 in 2021.

Compton, California offers 800 residents the Compton Pledge, which gives $1,800 every three months for two years between Dec. 2020 and Dec. 2022.

Long Beach, California is giving 500 people $500 per month for one year.

Los Angeles, California gives 150 18-24-year-olds $1,204 per month for three years in relief.

LA is also offering a program called Big Leap with gives 3,000 residents $1,000 per month for one year.

Marin County, California is giving 125 low income women with at least one child $1,000 per month for two years.


UBI: Mothers can get $900 per month with this program

Oakland, California is giving $500 per month for 18 months to 600 people through the Oakland Resilient Families program.

Sacramento, California has the Direct Investment Program in Sacramento which gives 100 participants $300 per month for two years.

South San Francisco, California offers the South San Francisco Guaranteed Income Program. This gives 135 residents $500 per month for one year.

Santa Clara County, California offers the County of Santa Clara’s Basic Income Pilot program. This gives 2,400 to 2,500 young adults coming out of foster care up to $1,000 per month for 1.5 years.

Stockton, California has the SEED program, giving 125 resident $500 per month for two years.

In Atlanta, Georgia, 300 residents can receive $500 per month under the I.M.P.A.C.T. program is they live below 200% of the federal poverty line.

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UBI: $850 guaranteed per month for 2 years

Georgia is offering 850 Black women in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward $850 per month for two years. Some may see a lump sum up front. This is through the Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund.

Gainsville, Florida is giving 115 former incarcerated individuals $1,000 and then $600 for 11 months. This is through the Just Income GNV program and will run for around one year.

In Chicago 5,000 families making under $35,000 per year will see $500 per month for one year.

Gary, Indiana is giving 200 residents $500 per month for one year under the Guaranteed Income Validation Effort.

100 single parents can see up to $600 per month for 12 months in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Cambridge, Massachusetts is paying 120 people $500 per month for 18 months under the Cambridge Recurring Income for Success and Empowerment.

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UBI: Claim $660 before deadline hits

The Direct Assistance Stipend Program in Chelsea, Massachusetts is offering 2,000 people $200-$400 per month.

Lynn, Massachusetts has the Family Health Project, which pays 15 people $400 per month if they have a new child for the first three years of its life.

St. Paul, Minnesota is giving 150 people $500 per month for 18 months under the People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot. This will last 18 months.

Jackson Mississippi will give 110 low income Black women $1,000 per month for 12 months through the Magnolia Mother’s Trust.

100 young parents attending Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico will see $400 per month for one year.

25 people in Hudson, New York will see $500 per month for 5 years under the HudsonUp program.

Rochester, New York is giving 175 low income families $500 per year for two years in guaranteed basic income.

Ulster County, New York is giving 100 people $500 per month for one year.

Newark, New Jersey will give payments worth $250 every two weeks, or $3,000 semi annually for two years to 400 people.

110 people can get $400 per month for one year in Paterson, New Jersey.

Tribal members belonging to the Cherokee Tribe in North Carolina will see $4,000-$6,000 per year annually.

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

115 formerly incarcerated Durham, North Carolina residents will see $500 per month for one year.

100 Black women and 100 others of any race, all from low income zip codes, will see $500 for two years in Pittsburgh, PA.

110 people in Providence, Rhode Island will see $500 per month for one year.

In Columbia, South Carolina, 100 low income fathers will get $500 per month for one year.

Alexandria, Virginia will give $500 per month for two years to 150 people.

Richmond, Virginia will provide 18 low income, working families with $500 per month for one year that didn’t qualify for aid originally.

Finally, in Tacoma, Washington, 110 residents will see $500 per month for one year.

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