Lessons learned from guaranteed income experiments

‘The nice thing is you don’t have to guess what they need’

CHELSEA, DRAWING on state, municipal, and philanthropic funding, gave nearly 2,213 families $400 a month via cash cards for eight months under a program dubbed Chelsea Eats. United South End Settlements, using only private funds, is in the midst of an 18-month program called STEP, or Striving Toward Economic Prosperity, that gives $800 monthly checks(...)

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