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Note: These pilot programs do not meet BIEN’s definition of basic income.

“Ingrid Sullivan, 48, used her cash from the San Antonio guaranteed basic-income program to rent a home where her grandchildren can play in the yard. And Monique Gonzalez, 41, moved herself and her family out of a San Antonio motel.

A Denver resident, Jarun Laws, 51, used his basic income to pay his rent and buy food.

“My life was always just a couple hundred dollars short,” Sullivan told Business Insider. “For the first time, I can breathe.”

Guaranteed basic income has become an increasingly popular poverty-solution strategy in US cities. Over 50 municipalities have tried the GBI model since 2019, offering low-income participants between $100 and $1,000 a month, no strings attached, for a set time period.

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