New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

The New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program was launched in April 2022 by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

125

participants

$350

monthly payment

10 months

duration

$437,500

invested in community

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Pilot Features  
Number of Participants125 individuals
Median Household IncomeN/A
Amount$350
Frequencymonthly
Program DatesApril 2022-March 2023
Eligibility16-24 years old and disconnected from work and school.

About the New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

The New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program serves young people in Orleans Parish who are disconnected from work and school. The goal of the program is to support opportunity youth and help connect participants back to education and employment opportunities. The program is administered by the Mayor's Office of Youth and Families (OYF) who partnered with nine community-based organizations to refer participants to the program including ALAS, Collegiate Academies, Healthy Start, New Orleans Public Schools, Youth Empowerment Project, New Orleans Youth Alliance, Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, and Educators for Quality Alternatives. In addition, OYF partnered with United Way of Southeast Louisiana to provide benefits counseling to all participants.

Data last updated on 9/30/2023.

Demographic Data for Pilot Participants

Median Annual Household income

NOGIP

NA

New Orleans, LA

$52,322

Annual Household Income (Mean)

$4,904

Sample Size

125

Avg. Age of Respondent

20

Avg. Children in Household

1

Avg. Household Size

4

gender

Male

39.20%

Female

58.40%

Other

2.40%

marital status

Married

0.80%

Single

84.00%

Partnered/In-Relationship

14.40%

children in household

Yes

64.80%

No

34.40%

race

White

10.40%

African American

75.20%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0.80%

Asian

0.80%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0.00%

Latino

9.60%

Other/Mixed

12.80%

ethnicity

Hispanic

26.40%

Non-Hispanic

73.60%

primary language at home

English

79.20%

Spanish

20.00%

Other

0.80%

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 New Orleans, LA. This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' pre-paid debit card that is loaded with guaranteed income payments monthly.

Spending breakdown

Food and groceries accounted for the largest share of spending, at 37.12%, followed by Retail sales and services (27.04%) and Miscellaneous expenses (11.47%).

Anonymous

"With money from the guaranteed income program, I am able to make better decisions."

Anonymous

New Orleans Guaranteed Income Program

New Orleans, LA

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