Application for Oakland’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Ends Nov. 3

Applications are now open for phase 2 of Oakland’s Guaranteed Income Pilot Program, a program that gives selected families $500 a month with no strings attached. Modeled after a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program, the pilot will select 300 Oakland families.

Applications are now online and ends November 3. Anyone who qualifies will be placed into a lottery and selected at random. The families selected will receive $500 for 18 months.

Phase 1 was launched in June and focused on families in East Oakland. The second phase is open to:

People who live in Oakland, who have a child in the house younger than 18 years-old, and have an annual household income less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Line. The application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer and Arabic. 

For more information, visit the application website.

About Momo Chang

Momo Chang is a freelance journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Oakland Voices Alumni Coordinator. Her work focuses on healthcare, immigration, education, Asian American communities, food and culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Momo has received journalism awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. Her work has appeared in the East Bay Express, San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, and The New York Times. Momo is primarily a print journalist who also produces audio and visual stories for documentary film and radio. She is a Senior Contributing Editor for Hyphen and formerly the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). View all posts by Momo Chang →

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