Atlanta to give cash to some poor residents to ease poverty

Georgia News

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city leaders are planning pilot programs that will give cash directly to small groups of low-income residents in hopes of lifting them out of poverty.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the idea behind guaranteed income programs is to alleviate poverty.

The newspaper reports that the initiatives were spearheaded by outgoing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and City Councilman Amir Farokhi.

One of the programs is expected to launch by the end of this 2021.

It will provide $500 month to at least 275 low-income recipients for a year.

The other program will initially target the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.

Details of that program are still being worked out.

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