Cities and states have stepped up since federal stimulus payments ended, and now Rochester, New York is one of them.
In Rochester, a UBI program will be giving $500 per month in payments to qualifying residents.
This is a two year program, that works similarly to stimulus payments but instead of being a one time payment, it’s a recurring payment.
In this case, the payment recurs monthly.
Who will qualify for the $500 stimulus payments?
After this, 175 different families will see $500 monthly payments for one year.
Both sets of families will be Rochester residents.
In all, 350 low income families will benefit.
Households must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
The American Rescue Act is funding this program with $2.2 million dollars.