The City of Denver approved a $2 million Denver Basic Income Project program targeting the homeless.
Up to 140 women, transgender and non-conforming people will receive $1,000 in cash monthly for 12 months. City officials stated that the monthly stipends “will lift people out of homelessness.”
Just as important as housing and shelter is a regular source of income for the homeless, said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
This direct cash assistance will help more than 140 women and families currently in shelters move into stable housing and support them so they can remain housed while opening up space in our shelters to serve more people.
The $2 million was approved by the City Council last week.
The $2 million allocated for this cause comes from the American Bailout Act.
University of Denver The Center for Housing and Homeless Research will monitor the program, focusing on “housing outcomes, utilization of shelters and other homeless services, improvements in psychological health, and substance use for those who choose to participate.” . foxnews reports.
Colorado Republican Party Chairwoman Kristi Burton Brown was not in favor of the program.
In an interview with “Mañanas con María”, he stated that the program was “unsustainable” and “terrible”.