The deadline for Americans to request up to $2,000 monthly direct payments for three years is NEXT week – see exact date

MORE than 7,500 people applied for monthly payments of up to $2,000 within the first 24 hours of the opening of applications.

The Black Resilience Fund will provide guaranteed income for up to 50 black families in Portland for the next three years.

The Black Resilience Fund will help up to 50 black families

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The Black Resilience Fund will help up to 50 black familiesPhoto credit: Getty

The fund is a program of Brown Hope, a nonprofit founded by social justice activist Cameron Whitten in response to the 2020 murder of George Floyd, according to the application page.

Whitten has received a $100,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation and has a goal of raising $500,000 for the program before the end of the summer.

He said other foundations are interested in helping the cause.

Payments vary by income — singles receive $1,000, families with two to three children $1,500, and families with three or more children $2,000.

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Admission Requirements

The admission requirements are as follows:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Identify as Black, African American, or African
  • Residents of Multnomah County
  • One applicant per household

There are certain “priority communities” that the program is designed to help.

People in the following communities will make up 30 to 40 percent of the selected program participants:

  • Previously imprisoned
  • single parent
  • Minimum and low-wage workers (within $2 of Portland’s minimum wage)
  • Graduates from foster care

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

  • $47,565 for a household of one or two adults
  • $61,155 for a single-parent or three-person household
  • $74,745 for a household of four or more

The closing date for applications is August 15th and the selection process runs from September to October, with the final review of applications taking place in November.

Payments are expected to begin in December.

Other Guaranteed Income Programs

Guaranteed income programs are also known as universal basic income programs.

UBI is a series of recurring payments that individuals receive from the government.

These can be paid monthly, several times a year or just once a year.

For example, in Alexandria, Virginia, a Guaranteed Income pilot gives 150 participants $500 a month for two years.

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

It is available in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward but is expanding to at least two additional locations in Southwest Georgia and the Metro Atlanta suburbs.

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is paying 110 single mothers $375 a month for a full year.

Keep an eye out for a UBI program coming to your city or state, or check out our comprehensive summary.

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