Moving from PILOT TO PERMANENCE
Guaranteed income is an important piece of CHV’s holistic web of family supports, giving families unrestricted resources to create the future they envision for themselves. In partnership with UpTogether, CHV launched a fifty-family pilot in 2021 and plans to launch a second fund in early 2024. This program is a commitment to the long-term racial and social equity of our city. And a commitment to ensuring that economic mobility is possible in Boston.
This program was designed with our values in mind. Families deserve the autonomy to make their own choices. Guaranteed income reduces stress, builds agency, and promotes joy. There are great possibilities here.
Families receiving guaranteed income were more than twice as likely to meet their household needs each month.
PILOT REPORT:Direct Cash for a better Boston
See the impact when families receive cash with no strings attached.Program Data & Participant Videos
Local nonprofits put cash to the test
In 2022, CHV’s program was featured by the Boston Globe alongside USES, UpTogether and other organizations moving the direct cash moment forward in Boston.Read the article
PARENT ADVISORY BOARD
Four pilot participants played a key role in shaping the program experience and designing the next cohort. Parent perspectives will continue to shape CHV programs with this inaugural group leading the way: Kenneth Agbonghagbonse, Sherene Blake, Tierra Lyons and Priscilla Miller.
The extra funds helped us catch up on the gas bill and save an emergency fund for the first time. Maybe the most meaningful part of this is that I no longer need to work two jobs and am able to be home more with my kids.
Together we can build a stronger, more equal Boston, but it requires urgent action. To learn more and support this program contact our Director of Family Services Sam Zito at firstname.lastname@example.org.