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Tacoma, WA responds to chronic economic struggles with guaranteed income pilot

Tacoma, WA Guaranteed Income Pilot Economic Struggle

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Project partners like United Way of Pierce County will identify at least 100 households for the Growing Resilience in Tacoma (GRIT) pilot. Priority consideration is given to employed residents from underrepresented populations with limited incomes and assets. Eligible residents are selected at random for payments of $500 per month without any restrictions for one year. The program uses $600,000 in funds from Mayors for Guaranteed Income and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.

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Tacoma, WA

Municipality in Washington

United States


Growing Resilience In Tacoma | United Way of Pierce County

A guaranteed income is a monthly, cash payment given directly to individuals. It is unconditional, with no strings attached and no work requirements. A guaranteed income is meant to supplement, rather than replace, the existing social safety net. Tacoma’s guaranteed income demonstration, called GRIT (Growing Resilience In Tacoma), is the natural evolution of work already being undertaken in our community to dismantle poverty.



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Tacoma looks to put $500 a month in the pockets of families in need

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