One County Offers Universal Basic Income to Former Foster Youth

Route Fifty: Some young adults aging out of the foster care system in Santa Clara County, California will get a leg-up this year as part of a universal basic income program to provide former foster youth with $1,000 per month for one year.

"Providing UBI to Santa Clara County's transitioning foster kids is literally a lifeline for them at this devastating time,” said Gisèle Huff, the president of the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity, a universal basic income advocacy group that helped the county stand up the program.

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