Guaranteed income program launching to support Black women in Old Fourth Ward

Children play outside in the Old Fourth Ward.

Image by Evey Wilson

Hope Wollensack, the executive director of the Georgia Resiliency and Opportunity Fund, says the majority of Americans can’t afford a $400 emergency — and the economic insecurity and the growing wealth divide are often concentrated in communities of color and among women.

“We really need solutions, policies, programs that are bold and are changing the paradigm, that are taking a new approach to these entrenched problems,” explained Wollensack.

Wollensack and Atlanta City Councilmember Farokhi were guests on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

They talked with program host  Rose Scott about “In Her Hands,” a new income support initiative designed to help Black women across Georgia.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.