Las Cruces rolls out city’s first publicly funded basic income program

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Las Cruces’s first publicly funded guaranteed basic income program is in the works. The city-approved pilot project will allocate federal funds and provide monthly payments for a year and a half to qualifying low-income individuals, with the goal of evaluating recipient outcomes. This comes after some in the community took part in a privately funded GBI program sponsored by NM CAFé and other nonprofits.

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