What Happened After These Unhoused People Got Monthly $500 Checks? Two-thirds Have Homes

Fast Company | Adele Peters

“The idea is simple: People living in poverty need money, and they’re in the best position to know how to spend it.”

Adele Peters explores the results of a San Francisco-based nonprofit that started a basic-income pilot last year for a small group of people experiencing homelessness. Two-thirds of the people who were unhoused when this initiative began now have permanent housing. This program also helped to connect people experiencing homelessness to volunteers and assist with developing new social relationships.

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