Universal basic income has boomed as a favorable economic policy in big cities that are buying into the idea that providing cash directly to residents is one of the best ways to improve their quality of life.
With the growth of UBI programs, cities, counties, and states are offering as much as $1,000 per month to residents. Here are some of the most prominent UBI programs in the country that are still sending out checks or have recently ended their experiment with free cash.
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Rochester, New York
The city of Rochester announced it will be conducting a yearlong UBI pilot program, with applications currently open for the program.
The pilot program will pay $500 per month for 12 months to 351 people in the city of more than 200,000 people. According to the city, the $2.1 million program will send out funds that are “unconditional, which means there are n …