In the latest news, applications will open February 25 for guaranteed income sponsored by the West Hollywood Pilot for a Guaranteed Income. According to an online report by The U.S. Sun, applications will open next week for a new guaranteed income program.
The report makes it clear that the West Holly Wood Pilot for Guaranteed Income or WHPGI will send out payments of $1,000 to ‘eligible’ recipients. This article will take a look at this guaranteed income program in more detail – looking at aspects such as eligibility and nature of payments as well as access thereof. So, without any further ado, let’s begin.
An Overview of The WHPGI
According to the online report, the West Holly Wood Pilot for Guaranteed Income or WHPGI will sponsor guaranteed income to some 25 applicants. In addition to this, applicants will be selected randomly from the application process.
The report also clarifies that applications open on the February 25, 2022. The deadline for applications is the March 6. In this light, selected applicants will be eligible to receive $1,000 each month for the next 17 months. This is all made possible by the Californian guaranteed income program.
According to the report online, all successful applicants will be notified of their inclusion in this program between the dates of the March 14 and the March 31, 2022. Payments will be made from the date of the April 15, 2022.
Eligibility For The WHPGI Program
To be eligible for this guaranteed income program, the online report states that you must be a resident of Western Hollywood. Furthermore, applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual (LGBTQIA). Lastly, they must be aged 50 years or older.
Motive Behind The Program
According to this online report, the WHPGI is sponsoring this pilot program to help some of the 43% of West Hollywood’s 36,723 residents who identify as LGBT. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, it aims more specifically at such residents who are in addition older than 50 with guaranteed income to meet housing and basic living costs.
The article also makes it clear that applicants do not need a bank account. They will receive specified debit cards and payments will be made therein every month.
According to the online report, the program is made available to residents selected who fall into the very low-income bracket for the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Glendale. This is determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The income threshold for eligibility is thus defined as:
- Household of five:
- Income: $63,850 or less
- Household of four:
- Income: $59,100 or less
- Household of three:
- Income: $53,200 or less
- Household of two:
- Income: $47,300 or less
- Household of one:
- Income: $41,400 or less