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Chicago's guaranteed income program is now accepting applications from struggling families

Thousands of Chicago residents are applying for the city’s guaranteed income pilot.

The program promises to give out $500 monthly cash payments to 5,000 low-income households for a year with no strings attached and is part of the city’s economic pandemic recovery plan.

WBEZ’s Esther Yoon-Ji Kang reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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