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Low-income Philadelphians to receive no-strings-attached cash in antipoverty experiments
By Alfred Lubrano, The Philadelphia Inquirer | February 13, 2022
Stoneleigh Fellow Vincent Reina spoke to The Philadelphia Inquirer about a new programs designed to understand the impact of cash infusions on household stability and economic well-being.
The City of Philadelphia will be introducing two programs that will distribute money to low-income residents with no strings attached. The goal of the programs is to understand the impact of cash infusions on household stability and economic well-being.
City officials are releasing few details about the initiatives, which, they say, are still being developed, with one scheduled to start in the spring.
Described as experimental pilot programs, one is being conducted by the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation with the University of Pennsylvania, while the other is under the auspices of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity, according to various people familiar with the work.