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‘Equity is about money’: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on the city’s guaranteed income experiments, home-buying assistance

Carter is a leader in the national movement to provide no-strings-attached government checks to the lowest-income people. In a MinnPost Q&A, we asked him where the movement is headed next.

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July 2024 - BridgeDetroit
Cash program for moms and babies expected to expand across Michigan
June 2024 - Vox
The federal government’s new plan to (maybe) give renters straight cash
June 2024 - San Diego Union-Tribune
What would you do with an extra $500 a month? 150 San Diegans got a chance to find out
May 2024 - WISH-TV Indianapolis
Indy nonprofits gave families $500 a month. Here’s how it went.
May 2024 - Inside Philanthropy
Google Gets Behind Guaranteed Income to Relieve Homelessness on Its Home Turf
May 2024 - Kiowa County Press (an independent newspaper serving rural Colorado communities)
Checking pulse of guaranteed income programs
April 2024 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Could Minnesota be among the first states to offer a basic income program?
April 2024 - The Progressive
Is a National Guaranteed Income on the Horizon?
April 2024 - San Antonio Express-News
Editorial: Nothing uplifting about Ken Paxton's latest Harris County lawsuit
April 2024 - Community Impact
Austin looks to restart $1K monthly payments to low-income families; AG fights guaranteed income
April 2024 - South Seattle Emerald
What Would You Do With an Extra $500? Results From King County’s Guaranteed
April 2024 - Business Insider
Some people are being given thousands of dollars with no strings attached in universal basic income trials. They mostly spend the cash wisely.
March 2024 - Scripts News Service (via Instagram)
Analysis: Americans Use Guaranteed Income Money Mostly on Groceries, Retail Purchases
March 2024 - News From The States
Hardened hearts and short-sightedness at the Iowa Capitol
March 2024 - Wall Street Journal
Governments Across the U.S. Are Handing Residents Cash—No Strings Attached
March 2024 - NPR
Places across the U.S. are testing no-strings cash as part of the social safety net
February 2024 - WAMC Northeast Public Radio
"It's Basic": Hudson to screen documentary, host panel on universal basic income
February 2024 - Tacoma News Tribune
Eligible Tacoma residents can get $500/month with no strings attached. Here’s how.
February 2024 - WXXI News
Who is getting $500/month in Rochester's guaranteed income program? Key facts released
February 2024 - National League of Cities
How Guaranteed Income Programs Can Help Cities Narrow the Racial Wealth Divide
February 2024 - Gizmodo
Universal Basic Income Has Been Tried Over and Over Again. It Works Every Time.
January 2024 - CalMatters
They’re getting $1,000 a month for 3 years. How guaranteed income is changing lives in L.A. County
January 2024 - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Homeless youth in Oregon rebuild their lives with $1,000 a month support
January 2024 - Business Insider
People are using cash transfers like basic income to pay rent, and it shows just how badly a housing-crisis solution is needed
January 2024 - Mountain View Voice
Guaranteed income pilot program eases financial hardships for Mountain View residents
January 2024 - Buffalo News
Rod Watson: If tax cuts help the wealthy, guaranteed income will do same for the poor
December 2023 - The Guardian
One was a tech VC, the other was unhoused. They forged an unlikely friendship in a deeply unequal city
December 2023 - Fast Company
Why this Denver company is giving $750 a month to pregnant women
December 2023 -
New Orleans wants to spend $2 million to give out cash payments to disadvantaged youth
November 2023 - Courthouse News Service
Hundreds of cities experiment with giving people free money
November 2023 - Louisville Public Media
Louisville nonprofit examining effects of guaranteed income program for young adults
November 2023 - Vice
A Basic Income Trial In the U.S. Got $2 Million In Funding to Continue for a Second Year
October 2023 - Business Insider
Universal basic income is working — even in red states
October 2023 - St. Louis American
City launches Guaranteed Basic Income program for families
September 2023 - Boulder Weekly
No strings attached
September 2023 - Boston Globe
Try this in a small town. And in every town.
September 2023 - Chicago Magazine
What $500 Means to Zinida Moore
September 2023 - MarketWatch
Opinion: Americans are working harder and making less. We need a new social safety net
September 2023 - KRWG Public Media
Las Cruces rolls out city's first publicly funded basic income program
September 2023 - Ms.
In Series ‘Front and Center,’ Moms Share How Guaranteed Income Changed Their Lives
September 2023 - Vox
A bold new federal experiment in giving renters cash
September 2023 - Detroit Free Press
Ann Arbor's guaranteed income pilot for entrepreneurs, gig workers opens next month
August 2023 - The News & Observer
‘A lifeline’: Why Durham County will soon give its poorest families up to $850 a month
August 2023 - The Center for Public Integrity
How guaranteed basic income can reduce infant mortality
July 2023 - Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Can guaranteed income help sustain families struggling with poverty?
July 2023 - St Louise Magazine
How should St. Louis give out unconditional cash to low-income families?
July 2023 - Bridge Michigan
Ann Arbor is launching a guaranteed income program. What that means
July 2023 - Detroit Free Press
Ann Arbor wants to provide $525 a month to 100 entrepreneurs
June 2023 - PacificSun
Guaranteed income of $1,000 a month changed the lives of Marin moms and their families
June 2023 - Rochester Beacon
Building an economic floor
June 2023 - Houston Chronicle
Harris County’s $500 handout could also be a hand up (Editorial)
June 2023 - Essence
How Cash Supports Black Fathers
June 2023 - Los Angeles Time
L.A. County opens its $1,000-a-month aid program to former foster youth. Here’s how to apply
June 2023 - Metro Philadelphia
Tale of two cities: What Philadelphia can learn from New Orleans’ guaranteed income pilot
June 2023 -
From fast food to savings accounts, $50 weekly payments shift students’ thinking
June 2023 - Quartz
How many UBI trials do we need to prove giving away money works?
May 2023 - Ms. Magazine
Five Hundred Reasons for $500
May 2023 - Next City
Can Guaranteed Income Prevent Gentrification?
May 2023 - MarketWatch
Would reparations lead to irresponsible spending? Studies on other cash windfalls suggest not, new report says.
May 2023 - Ms.
This Mother’s Day, Congress Should Put the Check in the Mail
May 2023 - WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio
6 ways the conversation around a guaranteed income in the US has changed
May 2023 - The Gainesville Sun
Guaranteed income program gives $874K to formerly incarcerated Alachua County residents
April 2023 - Boston Globe
Providence’s guaranteed income pilot program has ended
April 2023 - The Oaklandside
What’s next for Oakland’s guaranteed income program?
March 2023 - Seattle Times
Expand on the successes of Tacoma’s guaranteed income pilot
March 2023 - WMTV (Madison)
Madison’s guaranteed income pilot has initial findings, now halfway through
March 2023 - Oregon Public Broadcasting
Bill sparks debate on a guaranteed income program for Oregon
February 2023 - Gothamist
Cash-assistance programs are spreading in New York. The jury's out on what’s a winning formula.
February 2023 - Next City
The Future of Guaranteed Income Is At The Community Level
February 2023 - MinnPost
‘Equity is about money’: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on the city’s guaranteed income experiments, home-buying assistance
February 2023 - The Baltimore Sun
US cities with guaranteed income programs
February 2023 - WYPR (NPR)
Baltimore's guaranteed income pilot program launched six months ago. How is the money being spent?
January 2023 - 24/7 Wall St.
26 US Cities With Guaranteed Income Programs
January 2023 - Next City
Here’s How Philadelphia’s First Guaranteed Income Program Is Going
January 2023 - Colorado Sun
Programs offering universal basic income — or direct cash with no strings attached — are increasing across Colorado
January 2023 - The Nation
LA’s Grand Experiment in UBI
January 2023 -
Think guaranteed income isn’t fair? This Birmingham single mom might change your mind
January 2023 - Newsbreak
New law gives $9,000 in guaranteed income to these families
January 2023 - Next City
The 22 Best Solutions of 2022
December 2022 - Vox
2022 was dark — but 9 stories gave us hope for the future
December 2022 - ABC News
Guaranteed income recipients praise poverty program outcome
December 2022 - Twin Cities Business
Should Basic Income Be the Path to Economic Security?
December 2022 - Next City
Guaranteed Income Initiatives Are Moving From Pilots To Policies
October 2022 - The Ithaca Voice
Ithaca Guaranteed Income launches dashboard, finds majority of funds spent on food
October 2022 - Tacoma Weekly
Guaranteed Income Helps With Basic Needs
October 2022 - Next City
Guaranteed Income Is More Than A Monthly Check
October 2022 - The Center Square
St. Paul offering numerous guaranteed income programs
October 2022 - Fatherly
What Happens When You Give 6,000 Americans Guaranteed Income? The Results Are In
October 2022 - WGNO-TV / ABC26 / WNOL38
City of New Orleans Releases Data from Mayors for a Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
October 2022 - The San Diego Union-Tribune
$500 a month, no strings attached: Guaranteed income comes to San Diego with three experimental programs
September 2022 - KTALnews (Shreveport, Marshall, Texarkan)
Shreveport releases Universal Basic Income Program statistics
September 2022 - KSLA Channel 12 News (Shreveport)
Data show most of guaranteed income being spent on food, clothing, city says
September 2022 - Patch
Newark Gave 400 People 'Guaranteed Income' – See How They Spent It
September 2022 - Bloomberg
For More Than 20 Guaranteed Income Projects, the Data Is In

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