Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Application Launch

Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Application Launch
As many of you know Guaranteed Income has been in the works at Harris County for quite some time now. I am reaching out because Uplift Harris will be launching next week on Monday January 8, 2024. Residents living in the targeted zip codes that meet the eligibility criteria will have an opportunity to apply for the program. Attached is an English and Spanish version of the program flyer.
Uplift Harris website: https://uplift.harriscountytx.gov/
Program Overview & Highlights:
As part of the county’s broader strategy to address economic inequality, reduce poverty, and foster economic opportunity, the county is piloting Uplift Harris. This is a guaranteed income program to help families and individuals living in poverty to meet basic needs. The Uplift Harris County Guaranteed Income Pilot will provide no-strings-attached $500 monthly cash payments to 1,928 Harris County residents for 18 months. The goal of the program is to improve participants’ financial and health outcomes, as well as understanding the impacts of direct cash assistance on both individuals and their communities.

  • The application for the Uplift Harris Guaranteed Income Pilot will be open on Jan. 8, 2024, at 9 a.m. and will end at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2024.
  • If you would like to be emailed when the application opens please fill out the interest form on https://uplift.harriscountytx.gov/
  • The application will only be online and can be submitted online by computer, tablet, or smartphone. There is no paper application.
  • If you need assistance filling out the application, there will be designated Community Hubs that may assist you. Those hubs will be listed on the Uplift Harris website once the application launches.
  • All eligible applicants must be:
    • 18 years or older
    • Household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line
  • There are two ways you may be qualified to apply.
    • Be a community member living in the top 10 high-poverty ZIP codes in Harris County (77050, 77093, 77051, 77060, 77028, 77033, 77026, 77081, 77547,77091).
    • Active members in the ACCESS (Accessing Coordinated Care and Empowering Self Sufficiency) Harris County program will be provided with a separate Uplift Pilot application. ACCESS members can contact their case manager with questions about accessing and submitting the application.
  • Once applicants submit their application, there will be a randomized lottery to select the applicants to participate in the pilot.
NOTE: All Uplift Harris calls should be directed to the Uplift Harris phone number: 832-927-6060
Zip Codes and corresponding neighborhoods:
Forest Acres ​
Eastex/ Jensen ​
Sunnyside  ​
Northgate   ​
Settegast ​
South Park ​
Greater Fifth Ward  ​
Gulfton   ​
Galena Park  ​
Acres Homes ​
I ask that you elevate and share this exciting news with your networks over the coming days!

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