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Ann Arbor's Guaranteed Income pilot program ready for applicants

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Starting today, the Guaranteed Income pilot program in Ann Arbor is now accepting applications for participants.

The pilot, funded by $1.6 million American Rescue Plan dollars, will provide 100 Ann Arbor residents with $528 per month for two years. The goal is to provide stability to low-income individuals.

The program is targeted toward entrepreneurs. That includes people who have their own business, sell things on Ebay or Etsy, mow lawns, cut hair, or do gig work, like driving for Uber or Lyft.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, be a resident of Ann Arbor and have an income that is at or below 225% of the federal poverty line.

After participants are randomly chosen, the first payments will be sent out in January.

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