Deadline approaching to sign up for Atlanta guaranteed income program
Before the end of her term in office, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a partnership between the City of Atlanta and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta to help combat income insecurity.
The partnership involved the creation of the guaranteed income program called I.M.P.A.C.T. ( Income Mobility Program for Atlanta Community Transformation).
On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Nancy Flake Johnson, the president of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, told program host Rose Scott that the pilot program will provide 300 recipients with $500 per month for one year.
“This is really a research project and we’re making that clear to all the families selected,” said Johnson. “They will be issued a small device, they will be asked to share each month how they spent the dollars. It is no strings attached, they can use the money for anything.”