YALift!

Young Adult Louisville Income for Transformation

YALift! is investing in young adults: the impact from previous guaranteed income pilots has demonstrated many positive benefits for those who receive payments, including reduced income volatility, increased wellbeing, and increased participation in the workforce.

Receive $500/month guaranteed income for 12 months with no strings attached.

YALift! is a guaranteed income pilot program to empower young adults to forge their own path toward financial security.

The application closed on February 21, 2022. Randomly selected participants were notified in late March and early April and received their first payment by April 30, 2022. No additional funding is currently available.

  • What is it?

    $500 a month for 12 months

    No rules about how the money is spent

    Up to 150 randomly selected recipients
     

  • Why?

    Gain financial stability

    Achieve long-term financial goals

    Build generational wealth

    Contribute to national research + advocacy for guaranteed income

  • Qualifications

    (Must meet both)

    18–24-years-old*

    Reside in the California, Russell, or Smoketown neighborhoods**

     

*Must be 18 – 24 years-old at the time of application.

** Eligible applicants must have their primary residence in one of the following census tracts:

  • California Neighborhood (census tracts 17, 18, and 27)
  • Russell Neighborhood (census tracts 6, 24, and 30)
  • Smoketown Neighborhood (census tract 62)

 

Map instructions: Enter your address below to determine eligibility.
If you meet the age requirement and your address is located in the blue shaded area, you are eligible to apply.

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  • YALift! General FAQs

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  • FAQs for Potential Applicants/Pilot Participants

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  • Community Resources

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  • YALift! Shared Values and Principles

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What do I have to do?

YALift! is a guaranteed income pilot program to empower young adults to forge their own path toward financial security.

The application closed on February 21, 2022. Randomly selected participants were notified in late March and early April and received their first payment by April 30, 2022. No additional funding is currently available.

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