Just Income GNV

Just Income GNV was launched in 2022 by Mayor Lauren Poe.

123

participants

$1,000 1st month then $600

monthly payment

1 Year

duration

$874,000

invested in community

Pilot Features  
Number of participants123 individuals
Median Household Income$20,372 per year
Amount$1,000 1st month then $600
Frequencymonthly
Program DatesJanuary 2022-February 2023
EligibilityAlachua County residents who are within six months of their release from federal/Florida state prison, released from jail with a felony or beginning felony probation.

About the Just Income GNV

Just Income GNV is a guaranteed income project in Alachua County, Florida, providing temporary, unconditional monthly payments directly to people who have been impacted by the justice system. This pilot is designed and administered by formerly incarcerated people. We believe a guaranteed income can mitigate known barriers to successful reentry and unlock the inherent potential of our justice-impacted neighbors. 115 justice-impacted people were randomly selected from our applicant pool to receive $1,000 in the first month, followed by $600 a month for the next eleven months. Alachua County residents who met one of these criteria within six months of the application deadline were eligible to apply: Released from a Florida state prison, released from federal prison, released from a Florida county jail with a new felony conviction, or began felony probation in Alachua County.

Data last updated on 9/28/2022.

Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart show aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in Gainesville, FL. 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 54.07%, followed by Food and groceries (26.25%) and Transport related expenses (7.7%).

“[Guaranteed income] helps me monetarily afford food and helps me to be able to move around, maneuver, submit resumes, so on and so forth. I don't have to worry about committing another crime just to support myself.”

Calvin

Just Income GNV

Gainesville, FL

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