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Meet the mayors pushing for guaranteed income in 30 cities across the country

CNBC Make It poke with mayors who are pushing the guaranteed income movement forward in their cities — and giving out thousands of dollars in the process.

Currently, 18 Richmond families have been confirmed for participation after being randomly selected from a pool of Office of Community Wealth Building clients who the city has determined suffer from a “cliff effect” where the family makes too much money to qualify for federal benefits but not enough to live comfortably as measured by the region’s living wage. The city sent a list of participants who met that criteria to an independent research team at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Guaranteed Income Research, who performed a random selection.

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