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Ann Arbor's guaranteed income pilot program asking interested residents to sign up for updates

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The research group behind the Guaranteed Income pilot program in Ann Arbor is beginning the process of searching for participants. The first step is to open a portal where people who are interested can sign up to receive updates.

The pilot program would call for 100 Ann Arbor residents to receive $530 per month for 24 months. The program aims to reduce poverty by creating a financial safety net.

Kristin Seefeldt is the associate director of Poverty Solutions, the University of Michigan research organization in charge of the program. She says wants to hear from a wide variety of voices—everyone from low to moderate income people eligible for the program to social services experts.

“We want to do a couple of community forums because we want even things like our eligibility criteria to be informed by people who are working on the front lines.”

A lot of outreach is planned for the fall, with the goal of sending out the first payments this December or January of 2024.

You can find a link to sign up for updates for the program here.

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Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
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