Debbie Wilkerson, after years of fighting bad credit, is on her way to saving for a downpayment on her first home.
She says a guaranteed income pilot program has helped her single-income household get some stability, whereas living check-to-check had left her family without a pathway to owning their first home.
“I don’t have to worry any more,” Wilkerson said in an interview.
Guaranteed income programs give direct cash payments to recipients in order to address poverty or economic inequality.
Mayors for Guaranteed Income, a national network of mayors and researchers spearheading these kinds of programs, is running temporary pilot programs across the country in an effort to address inequities and help families.
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