Providence makes first payments in guaranteed income program; expands benefits counseling statewide

PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza announced on Wednesday that the city has sent the first payments to 110 residents who will participate in a yearlong experimental guaranteed income program. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE - The city has cut the first checks on an experimental guaranteed income program, which will give $500 to 110 residents every month for the next year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced on Wednesday. While just a fraction of the 4,000 applicants were chosen to participate in the no-strings-attached monthly payment program, accompanying services…

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