Oakland Resilient Families

Oakland Resilient Families was launched in 2021 by Mayor Libby Schaaf.




monthly payment

3 Years



invested in community

Pilot Features  
Number of Participants600 individuals
Median Household Income$11,700 per year
Program DatesJuly 2021-June 2023
EligibilityCohort 1: Residents in a one square mile area of East Oakland with income below 50% of the Area Median Income and at least one child under 18 Cohort 2: Oakland households living below 138% of the federal poverty level with at least one child under 18

About Oakland Resilient Families

Oakland Resilient Families is providing 600 randomly selected Oakland families (with an intentional focus on groups with the greatest wealth disparities per the Oakland Equity Index) with low incomes and at least 1 child under 18 a guaranteed income of $500 per month for 18 months. Oakland Resilient Families began with Mayor Libby Schaaf’s pledge to bring a guaranteed income pilot to Oakland when she joined Mayors for a Guaranteed Income as a founding mayor in the summer of 2020. This collaboration is between the Mayor’s Office, UpTogether, and Oakland Thrives. Oakland Resilient Families is 100% funded through philanthropic donations and run by a collaboration of local community-based organizations.

Data last updated on 9/28/2022.


“It has helped me pay off some bills, I’m building my credit, and I’ve also been able to put some money away for my grandson’s college fund.”


Oakland Resilient Families

Oakland, CA

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