A group of West Hollywood residents will receive a new state-funded stimulus check. A guaranteed income trial program will soon be accepting applications for people to get over a year of free money.
This campaign will target a specific population of California adults.
Only 25 people will be randomly chosen through the application process to win $1,000 per month for 17 months, a total of $17,000 in free money with no strings attached.
Stimulus check for the LGBTQIA community
Community those interested in applying for the West Hollywood Pilot for Guaranteed Income must live in West Hollywood, be 50 or older, identify as LGBTQIA, and have an annual income of $41,400 or less. Your annual family income must be less than or equal to the low income of the Long Beach, Glendale and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.
The application period will begin on February 25, 2022 and end on March 6, 2022. From April 2022 to September 2023, 25 suitable entrants will be randomly selected from a pool of eligible applicants to receive unconditional monthly stimulus checks of $1,000 .
The West Hollywood City Council passed an article in January 2021 to join the Mayors for Guaranteed Income (MGI) network and authorized staff to design a guaranteed income pilot program for West Hollywood, including identifying partners research, funding, community implementation and evaluation.
The City of West Hollywood wants to test the growing promise of a guaranteed income to help avoid homelessness, support community members as they age in place, and ease the pressures of poverty and financial instability. On April 15, 2022, the first monthly cash payment will be made.
You will receive a debit card, which will be linked to a bank account that will receive monthly deposits. To get your stimulus check money, you don’t need to have an existing bank account.