St. Paul plans second wave of $500 monthly checks for low-income families
The program would give 333 families monthly payments for two years
June 30, 2022
St. Paul is planning to distribute a second wave of $500 monthly cash payments to low-income families over two years, Mayor Melvin Carter announced Wednesday.
The capital city, one of the first in the country to launch a local guaranteed income program, will support 333 families in this latest round - more than double the number who participated in the first round.
The concept of guaranteed income gained traction early in the pandemic, as the number of Americans facing financial insecurity suddenly multiplied. The goal is to give people more flexibility to address the changing needs of their families, Carter said in a speech at the Midwest Asset Building Conference.