Mayor Adrian Perkins has joined Mayors for Guaranteed Income, a coalition of more than 50 mayors from across the country to put forth a pilot program to test the effects and outcomes of guaranteed income. Mayors for a Guaranteed Income supports an income floor to supplement, rather than replace, the existing social safety net and serve as a tool for racial and gender equity.
Shreveport’s Guaranteed Income Program will provide monthly, recurring cash payments given directly to individuals. It is unconditional, with no strings attached and no work or education requirements. The program is not universal but is designed to target a specific population.