Would you be interested in receiving $1,000 a month for a year starting next month?

In the form of monthly cash payments, we will receive a much-needed boost.

A pilot program for guaranteed income in Austin, Texas, is one step closer to becoming reality.

A plan to offer monthly money to 135 families was approved by Austin City Council in May, but it has now been expanded.

UpTogether is an organization working with the city to help the community succeed.

Currently, contracts are being finalized, but 135 families will receive $1,000 per month for one year.

A memo explaining the eligibility process was sent by the Austin City Council.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered:

2. A minimum age of 18 is required for applicants

1. Be a resident of Austin and Travis County

3. Earn less than 60% of the area's median family income. A household of four would pay $66,180, for example.

4. Did not receive funding from UpTogether's previous 12-month pilot from March 2021 to March 2022.

Additionally, participants must meet one of the following requirements:

1. From homelessness to permanent housing A house

2. An eviction notice has been filed

3. Over the past year, the household has been behind on rent for two or more months; or

4. A landlord or property manager has verbally or in writing threatened to evict the household due to non-payment of rent within the past three months

This month, organizers plan to identify and onboard participants.

In September, households will receive their first payment.

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