Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (I.M.P.A.C.T)

Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (IMPACT) was launched in 2022 by Keisha Lance Bottoms.

275

participants

$500

monthly payment

1 year

duration

$1,650,000

invested in community

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Pilot Features  
Number of Participants275 individuals
Median Household Income$12,000 per year
Amount$500
Frequencymonthly
Program DatesJanuary 2022-May 2023
Eligibility18 years old, Atlanta city residents, and have an income of 200% the federal poverty line.

About Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (I.M.P.A.C.T)

Through a partnership between the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, the Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (I.M.P.A.C.T.) was implemented to prove the efficacy of a guaranteed income in helping communities achieve economic stability. The IMPACT Program serves 300 residents of the City of Atlanta by providing them with unrestricted cash payments of $500.00/month for one year. Applicants had to be at least 18 years of age, live within the city limits of Atlanta, and have an annual household income less than or equal to 200% of the 2021 federal poverty guidelines. Of the 300 participants in the IMPACT Program, 25 participants make up a non-evaluated cohort Storytelling Cohort with the remaining 275 participants making up an evaluated cohort who will also have the option of participating in research activities.

Data last updated on 9/30/2023.

Demographic Data for Pilot Participants

Median Annual Household income

I.M.P.A.C.T

$12,000.00

Atlanta, GA

$83,251

Annual Household Income (Mean)

$14,826.40

Sample Size

275

Avg. Age of Respondent

38.7

Avg. Children in Household

2

Avg. Household Size

2.8

gender

Male

14.5%

Female

85.1%

Other

1.1%

marital status

Married

5.8%

Single

88.7%

Partnered/In-Relationship

5.5%

children in household

Yes

63%

No

37%

race

White

1.8%

African American

94.2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.4%

Asian

0.0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0.0%

Latino

0.4%

Other/Mixed

3.3%

ethnicity

Hispanic

3.6%

Non-Hispanic

96.4%

primary language at home

English

99.6%

Spanish

0.4%

Other

0.00%

Economic Context for Pilot Participants

The guaranteed income pilot launched during a period of dynamic change and economic challenges for pilot participants. The chart below situates this pilot in the context of unemployment and inflation.

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Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart shows aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in Atlanta, GA. This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' bank accounts, not just those that are from the guaranteed income they received.

Spending breakdown

Retail sales and services accounted for the largest share of spending, at 41.22%, followed by Food and groceries (25.27%) and Housing & Utilities (11.73%).

Crystal

“I couldn’t sleep at night because I was worried about how I was going to pay student loans, personal loans, and my car payment. These payments have allowed me to pay for these things.”

Crystal

Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation (I.M.P.A.C.T)

Atlanta, GA

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