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Basic Income Guaranteed: L.A. Economic Assistance Pilot


Receive $1,000/month Guaranteed income for 12 months. No strings attached.


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Did you know?

Poverty touches the lives of more than 38 million people living in America today — close to 12% of the U.S. population. And it hits even closer to home. 

For many Angelenos, the ability to achieve financial security is simply not possible. We face the burdens of the high costs of living, unaffordable housing options, insufficient wages, and the economic difficulties caused by COVID-19.  

BIG: LEAP, created by the City of Los Angeles is the largest Guaranteed Basic Income pilot in America, leading the nation in bold initiatives aimed at confronting poverty. 

An estimated 3,000 applicants will be chosen at random to receive $1,000/month for one year. Qualifying individuals will receive regular, direct cash payments. There are no restrictions on how the money is spent. 

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