Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

The Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program was launched in 2021 by Mayor Andre Sayegh.

110

participants

$400

monthly payment

1 Year

duration

$528,000

invested in community

Pilot Features  
Number of participants110 individuals
Median Household Income$11,475 per year
Amount$400
Frequencymonthly
Program DatesJuly 2021-June 2022
EligibilityResident of Paterson 18 years or older, with income of $30,000 or less for individuals and $88,000 or less for the family

About the Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

The Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program provides $400 a month for 12 months to 110 residents. Participants will receive $400 a month by direct deposit into a prepaid card.

Data last updated on 9/28/2022.

Spending Breakdown

The data in this pie chart show aggregate spending for guaranteed income participants in Paterson, NJ. This includes all non-cash expenditures from the participants' pre-paid debit card that is loaded with monthly guaranteed income payments.

Spending breakdown

Retail sales and services accounted for the largest share of spending, at 38.53%, followed by Food and groceries (33.12%) and Housing & Utilities (11.14%).

“I had enough money to help pay bills, and for the first time in years, I was able to buy some new clothes. That was a real treat.”

Cynthia

Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Paterson, NJ

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