April Briefing Denver Basic Income Project Founder Mark Donovan Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.
Barbara A Ford | Published on 4/6/2023
Denver Basic Income Project
Founder Mark Donovan
Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 p.m.
Homelessness has emerged as a major issue in this spring's municipal elections. One of the more innovative answers in Denver is the Denver Basic Income Project (DBIP). In September of 2022, Denver City Council approved using $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act money to provide monthly cash assistance to 140 people experiencing homelessness through DBIP.
The April briefing will feature Mark Donovan, the founder of the DBIP. He will describe how DBIP hopes to address homelessness through direct cash payments. They believe basic income will shorten the path to stable housing, reduce income volatility, and provide opportunity for stable employment. The program hopes to help a total of 820 people through private donors, corporate leaders and caring foundations like Colorado Health Foundation and the Denver Foundation.
Plan on attending this briefing to get a up-to-the minute update on this experiment in progress. Registration is not required.