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Universal Basic Income

Apply for the Hudson Universal Basic Income Program

Residents of Hudson who are above the age of 18 and earn less than $35,153 each year (median annual income of the city of Hudson) are eligible to be selected for the Universal Basic Income program. Participants may be single, married, with children or without. Selection will be conducted via a random lottery weighted by equity factors and overseen by independent researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

The deadline to apply is September 20, 2020.


About the Program

HudsonUP is a basic income pilot created by The Spark of Hudson and Humanity Forward and based in Hudson. The initiative is being designed in collaboration with the community and Mayor Kamal Johnson.

It is important to build a resilient, “trickle-up” economy that works for everyone. The concept of a universal basic income is a simple one: unconditional, regularly recurring payments made to everyone. With HudsonUP, The Spark of Hudson & Humanity Forward aim to partner with the Hudson community to test this simple concept by providing $500 each month to 20 randomly-selected Hudson residents for five years.