By Bryna Zumer
BALTIMORE — Baltimore City will pilot a “guaranteed income” program, which will pay 200 young, very low-income parents $1,000 a month for two years. The city will use $4.8 million in COVID-related funding for the project.
Mayor Brandon Scott announced the pilot program this morning, joining several other cities nationwide in offering a “guaranteed income.”
Danielle Torain, director of the Open Society Institute – Baltimore, which helped design the program, added:
“Baltimore’s predominantly Black and Latino working-class communities —already suffering from decades of institutional disinvestment — were among the hardest hit by the COVID pandemic and its economic fallout.”