San Francisco accepting applications for transgender income program
The city of San Francisco is currently accepting applications for it’s guaranteed income for transgender people program, called GIFT. To be eligible, San Francisco residents must identify as transgender, gender-nonconforming, nonbinary or intersex. They must be at least 18 years old and earn less than $600 a month. Applicants must also submit supporting documents like a photo ID, W-2 or bank statement, and proof of San Francisco residency. The city will begin by selecting 55 residents to receive 1,200 a month for 18 months.
Mayor London Breed said in a statement: “We know that our trans communities experience much higher rates of poverty and discrimination, so this program will target support to lift individuals in this community up.
The application has a section for choosing pronouns with 17 options including He, She, They, Per, Fae, tey and more. There are also more than 90 options for gender identity.
Finally the application asks questions about the persons race, housing status, whether they have ever been incarcerated, have HIV, are a sex worker, migrant worker, or in the military.
Applications for the pilot program must be submitted by December 15th.
This is one of multiple guaranteed income programs in San Francisco. The Abundant Birth Project offers guaranteed income to Black and Pacific Islander parents to help improve maternal health and birthing outcomes.
There’s also a program to help artists, who the city says were disproportionately affected by Covid.