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California’s homelessness crisis is spiraling out of control. These mayors want to solve it with tiny homes, trailers, and floating apartments.

The mayors of Los Angeles, Stockton, and San Jose see homelessness as a housing crisis, but they stress the need for more than one solution.
Mayor Michael Tubbs speaks at the TED 2019 conference.

A 28-year-old mayor is giving his city’s poorest residents $500 a month, but he thinks there are still obstacles to rolling out basic income in ...

At 28 year old, Mayor Michael Tubbs is spearheading a basic income pilot in his hometown of Stockton, California.

An ambitious basic income experiment started by a major Silicon Valley tech accelerator has been delayed

Y Combinator's study to provide basic income to selected participants for five years has been delayed after a pilot program took a lot longer than anticipated. Now, Y Combinator hopes to start the study by mid-2019, and it has partnered with the University of Michigan to oversee the process.

The first major basic income trial in the US just announced how it plans to give away free money

The Stockton program will provide 100 residents with $500 each month for the duration of the trial. Recipients do not need to be working during the 18-month pilot, and there are no restrictions on how the money can be used.

Chicago could be the largest US city to launch a basic income pilot — here are the other major experiments around the world

A Chicago alderman has proposed a bill to provide 1,000 families with $500 a month in a pilot that would make Chicago the largest US city to try a basic income program. A number of other cities and countries around the world are running their own basic income experiments.

A California city is launching the first US experiment in basic income — meet the 27-year-old mayor behind it

Michael Tubbs first learned about basic income in college, reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and he hopes an experiment in Stockton will spread around the US.