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Direct Payment Deadline Update – Americans have just a few hours to apply for $2,000 in monthly cash payments

THOUSANDS of Americans have just hours to apply for up to $2,000 in monthly direct payments.

A maximum of 50 families in Portland, Oregon will receive the money, which is part of a guaranteed income program.

Americans in Portland, Oregon have just a few hours to apply for a guaranteed income program

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Americans in Portland, Oregon have just a few hours to apply for a guaranteed income programPhoto credit: Digital Vision – Getty

From December 2022, dozens of households will receive a fixed income for three years.

Americans have until today – August 15 – to apply for the Black Resilience Fund.

At least 7,500 people applied for the payments within the first 24 hours of the opening of the application process, officials said.

Single adults get $1,000, families with two or three children get $1,500.

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And families with three or more children receive $2,000 worth of monthly payments.

You must be at least 18 years old, identify as Black, African American or African and live in Multnomah County to apply.

In addition, only one application can be submitted per household.

The number of applicants will be reduced to 1,000 between September and October.

Those who are selected must write two essays as part of the application process.

A final review of applications takes place in November before payments are sent in December.

Brown Hope founder Cameron Whitten told the Portland Business Journal, “I think people are really excited to be part of a program as transformative as Black Resilience.

“I know people can really see the impact this type of program is going to have.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity and our first year to show how powerful basic income is.”

The income thresholds were set specifically in response to annual childcare costs, which are approximately $10,000 per year.

For a household of one or two adults, it’s $47,565.

The income limit for a single parent household or a household of three is $67,155.

And it’s $74,745 for a household of four or more people.

“TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMS”.

Guaranteed income schemes are being piloted across the country.

One program provides 150 people in Alexandria, Virginia with monthly payments of $500 for two years.

Low-income residents in Des Moines, Iowa, could get $500 a month for two years under a new pilot program.

Around 110 people are eligible for the new income program.

Payments could be sent out in February 2023, according to the Mid Iowa Health Foundation.

At least 650 black women in Atlanta, Georgia will receive $850 monthly payments over the next two years through the Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund.

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is paying 110 single mothers $375 in monthly payments for a year.

And officials in Ulster County, New York, have extended a program that sent $500 in monthly payments to 100 households from April 2021 to April 2022.

The income scheme will continue until the end of September.

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Deputy District Manager Johanna Contreras told the Daily Freeman: “What we are hearing is that they are really using the income to pay for essentials.

“We had someone tell us that the income changed his life and that he’s a completely different person.”

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CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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