Research Into Basic Income Concept Moves Forward

September 14, 2021
DENVER HOMELESS LARIMER STREETDENVER HOMELESS LARIMER STREETHart Van Denburg/CPR News
A homeless camp on 28th and Larimer Street, Denver, Sept. 30, 2020.

How does a city address its housing crisis? The Denver Basic Income Project has one idea: give people experiencing homelessness money each month. They've partnered with the University of Denver to try it out for a year, and they just began a soft launch with ten people as they ramp up for a full rollout moving forward. Mark Donovan is the founder of the Denver Basic Income project. Jennifer Wilson is a researcher with the University of Denver. We spoke about the program in April.