Cash for low-income Baltimore parents pilot begins

Published on: August 16, 2022 4:00 PM EDT

A cohort of 200 Baltimore parents will get $1,000 each month as part of a pilot program known as “guaranteed income” for the next two years. The cash payments are being dispersed this week to low-income parents between the ages of 18 and 24 years old who were randomly selected from applications. City residents who are responsible for children and who earn at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level were eligible.

For a family of four, that’s up to $83,250 a year.

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