ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — If you have not applied for the City of Rochester’s Guaranteed Basic Income program, this is the last day you will be able to do so.
Applications for the GBI program opened last Thursday at 10 a.m. The applications close Thursday at 11:59 p.m. The pilot program would give $500 a month to 351 randomly selected families.
Rochester Mayor Malik Evans announced the program a few weeks ago. To qualify, he said that applicants must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Live in a qualified census tract in the City of Rochester
- Have lived in the City for at least one year before applying
- Have a household income of at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Only one individual per household can participate in the program
The first group of recipients will be alerted at the end of July, and the second group will be alerted at the end of September. Those who are selected will also have the chance to receive free financial counseling.
City residents who do not have access to a computer for the application can head to any City Public Library branch or Neighborhood Service Centers for assistance.