About the San Diego for Every Child (SDEC) Guaranteed Income Project
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) supports 150 families – predominantly families of color – in San Diego and National City with cash payments that the families use for their most prevalent needs, whether it’s putting food on the table, repairing a car to get to work, buying medicine to treat a loved one or paying rent. The program is designed as an economic justice tool to help address the racial and gender inequities that impact the lives of children experiencing poverty, many of whom were hit hardest by COVID-19 and struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic. Through this program, JFS seeks to understand the impact of deploying direct cash to help address the root causes of poverty while illuminating systems-level changes needed to create a San Diego that works for every child.
Data last updated on 3/31/2023.