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California Foster Youth Must Make UBI Payments Work Along With Other Public Assistance

10/5/2021

California Foster Youth Must Make UBI Payments Work Along With Other Public Assistance

In July, California created the first statewide UBI, with monthly payments to former foster youth. Lawmakers and advocates are working to ensure the payments don't hinder other forms of public assistance.

Veronica Vieyra benefited from the UBI program Santa Clara County has in place for former foster youth.

7/16/2021

California Approves First State-Guaranteed Income For Foster Youth

In a historic move to support young adults raised by the government, a monthly check of up to $1,000 — with no restrictions and no strings attached — will be sent to thousands of California foster youth once they leave the state’s custody, guaranteeing them the first statewide universal basic income.

Veronica Vieyra benefited from the UBI program Santa Clara County has in place for former foster youth.

6/21/2021

California’s Foster Youth UBI Bill Moves Forward, Bolstered By Promising Results from Similar Local Program

A bill moving through the state Legislature aims to bring the same guaranteed monthly income, or UBI, to former foster youth statewide.

More Housing Will Soon Open Up for L.A. Former Foster Youth

5/18/2021

L.A. County Moves to Reduce Hidden Costs of Incarceration

Following impassioned testimony from more than a dozen advocates for incarcerated people and their families, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to come up with a plan that would ban expensive collect calls and markups on commissary items in jails and juvenile detention facilities.

4/21/2021

L.A. Mayor Seeks $24 Million to Help City’s Poorest Households With Guaranteed Income

The mayor of Los Angeles wants to give the 2,000 poorest households in his city $1,000 a month in income for a full year, no strings attached, just to see how the money affects their lives.

3/1/2021

California Considers Universal Basic Income for Former Foster Youth

Sen. Dave Cortese announcing the Santa Clara County foster youth UBI program. Photo courtesy of the office of Dave Cortese
Former foster youth in California would receive $1,000 a month for their basic needs, under a new piece of legislation now being considered by state lawmakers grappling with widespread economic devastation during the pandemic.

5/15/2020

California County Tests Universal Basic Income to Support Youth After Foster Care

In the midst of a brutal pandemic and tanking economy, one California county is taking a lead from former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang in an effort to help former foster youth: universal basic income, no-strings-attached payments to help keep their lives stable in turbulent times.

12/6/2018

Want to Help Poor Children? Give Their Caregivers Cash

During the holiday season, we are all reminded to be grateful for all the good things in our lives. It should also be a time to think about how many of our fellow Americans are far less fortunate than we are.