Austin Guaranteed Income Pilot Cover Memo
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Austin Guaranteed Income Pilot Cover Memo

26 May 2023


The Austin Guaranteed Income Pilot is testing how direct cash might help individuals and families with low incomes weather their unstable housing circumstances in some of the highest-poverty and most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods in Austin, Texas. In September 2022, UpTogether and 10 community-based partners enrolled 135 households to receive $1,000 per month for one year.Urban Institute was contracted to evaluate the pilot and through six-month surveys and qualitative interviews with participants and key stakeholders, we seek to better understand:

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