According to the program’s website, San Francisco’s Guaranteed Income For Transgender People initiative, which was inaugurated on Tuesday, would provide $1,200 per month to 55 city residents who make less than $600 per month and identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming, or intersex.
According to the program website, the initiative will give priority to homeless individuals, prostitute clients, non-English speakers, disabled individuals, and illegal immigrants.
Those chosen through the existing application procedure will participate in a pilot program for 18 months, though it may be extended based on financing from the city.
According to the website, recipients may independently earn up to $4,000 per month, but they must remain in the San Francisco region in order to get support.
Visa gift cards that are regularly recharged each month will be used to disburse the funds.
Today we raised the Trans Flag over City Hall in honor of Transgender History Month in San Francisco. Our Transgender community has been a beacon of resilience and strength – today and all of August we will celebrate the trans activism and culture that has shaped our city. pic.twitter.com/aeUFMSQ1jG
— London Breed (@LondonBreed) August 1, 2022
Although recipients won’t need to declare their spending, they will need to participate in a survey on the program’s effectiveness every three months.
The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Lyon Martin Community Health, the city’s Transgender District, and the Office of Transgender Initiatives will all provide funding.
In April, Palm Springs, California, announced plans for a comparable scheme that will pay transgender citizens $900 per month.
The Daily Caller News Foundation contacted the GIFT organizers for comment, but they did not answer.
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