CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - Tonight’s the deadline for low-income Chicagoans to apply for a year’s worth of guaranteed cash.
The Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot program is designed to provide a little economic stability to 5,000 low-income households. Each would receive 500 dollars a month for 12 months, in other words, $6,000 total.
Once all the applications are in there’ll be a lottery to determine who will be getting the cash. Those eligible would need to have a household income at or below two and a half times the federal poverty level, which for a household of three would be less than $58,000.
The program is open to all Chicagoans regardless of legal immigration status. The application process opened almost three weeks ago.