The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has approved moving forward with a pilot program providing foster youth from the ages of 21-24 years old with a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 per month. This would be the first program of it's kind in the United States.
The pilot program is scheduled to run from June 2020 to May 2021.
"Foster youth in our County face unique obstacles and challenges, with a
disproportionate amount experiencing homelessness, poverty, and multiple
chronic health conditions. These discrepancies have only been exacerbated by our current health pandemic," said Supervisor Cortese who brought the pilot program
to the Board of Supervisors last August.