Keisha Lance Bottoms on Welfare & Poverty



Supports UBI as "Mayors for a Guaranteed Income"

[Stockton Mayor Michael] Tubbs in 2018 launched the Economic Empowerment Demonstration, otherwise known as the SEED Project, with one goal: give 125 people $500 a month for 18 months and see if improves their living situations. And it appears to have worked: People receiving the money spent nearly 40% of it on food; about 24% went to sales and merchandise; 11% went to utility bills, and 9% went to auto repairs and fuel. The rest went to a combination of medical expenses, insurance, donations, education and more.

Nearly two years after launching the program, Tubbs announced another milestone in the country's quest for Universal Basic Income: a coalition of 11 city mayors, collectively known as Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. The coalition include Tubbs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Adrian Perkins, mayor of Shreveport, La., [and several others].

Source: ABC-TV-10 on Mayoral press release , Jun 30, 2020

Focus on affordable housing via faith-based resources

Bottoms will: Bottoms will seek greater public input on solutions to address homelessness, especially with faith-based organizations, and seek private philanthropic support to maximize the impact of our city's homeless service providers.
Source: Mayoral campaign website KeishaLanceBottoms.com , Apr 14, 2020

Resource centers & smaller shelters to relieve homelessness

Bottoms will:
Source: Mayoral campaign website KeishaLanceBottoms.com , Apr 14, 2020

Create & preserve 20,000 affordable homes in Atlanta by 2026

Bottoms announced the launch of the Atlanta Housing Affordability Tracker. The dashboard provides a snapshot of progress made in creating or preserving 20,000 affordable homes by 2026 and the investment of City-controlled public sources Bottoms' larger goal of investing $1 billion in affordable housing. Last Summer, Mayor Bottoms released the Administration's Housing Affordability Action Plan--a roadmap to increase the supply of housing in the City of Atlanta for a full spectrum of residents.
Source: Atlanta Mayoral office press release, "Housing Dashboard" , Feb 3, 2020

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