Supervisor Solis supports pilot program for youth (7/28/21)

Supervisor Solis and the LA County Board of Supervisors voted and approved for a pilot program aimed to provide a guaranteed income of $1,204 a month to young adults in Los Angeles County. The program, approved unanimously by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors will provide the payments for three years to 150 residents ages 18 to 24 who are receiving general relief benefits. One out of three young people who are eligible for the program are homeless with no other form of support. Many of those youth are Black or Latino men with limited opportunities who were also immensely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Supervisor Solis expressed that she hopes to narrow the wealth gap caused by the pandemic and to set these young people up for future success. Once selected, the participants will receive job placement assistance and will be encouraged to take advantage of other employment, apprenticeship and entrepreneurship resources.

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