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.