News – Austin, Texas (February 16, 2024) – For a year, 135 low-income Austin households received $1,000 checks each month as a part of the first-ever taxpayer-funded guaranteed income program in the state. A recent study commissioned by the city to track the pilot program’s outcomes revealed that most of the payments were used for housing, a stated goal of officials who launched the plan in 2022. (Read more here.)