Richmond Resilience Initiative, VA

The Richmond Resilience Initiative (RRI) was launched in 2020 by Mayor Levar Stoney.




monthly payment

2 Years



invested in community

Pilot Features  
Number of Participants64 individuals
Median Household Income$0 per year
Program DatesOctober 2020-May 2024
EligibilityCurrently reside in the city of Richmond, Virginia; employed and earning over $12.71 per hour (the full-time wage federal benefits threshold); have children under the age of 18 living in the household; and not receiving federal benefits, including housing vouchers or assistance.

About the Richmond Resilience Initiative, VA

The Richmond Resilience Initiative (RRI), Mayor Levar Stoney’s guaranteed income pilot was, established in 2020 to support residents in Richmond, Virginia, impacted by the ‘cliff effect.’ Through its partnership with UpTogether, the Office of Community Wealth Building in the city’s Human Services division is engaging individuals and families that do not make a living wage yet and do not qualify for federal benefits due to their household income. RRI, now in its second cohort, strives to help residents thrive and not merely survive by offering a supplement to their income for $500 monthly for 24 months. Additionally, the Office of Community Wealth Building provides participants with financial literacy education in collaboration with the Richmond City Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment. RRI is supported through funding provided by Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and the Robins Foundation.

Data last updated on 12/20/2022.


“[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.”


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