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About Alexandria's Guaranteed Income Pilot - Shared screen with speaker view
Heather Peeler
19:34
Welcome! Please introduce yourself in the chat! We are glad you are joining us tonight.
Heather Peeler
20:03
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JEREMY GREINER
20:11
Hi everyone. Jeremy here.
Laura Simmons
20:16
Laura Simmons St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Lazarus Ministry
Piruntha Sanjeev
20:35
My name is Piruntha Sanjeev.
Nagat El Demerdash
20:43
Nagat - Arabic Interpreter
George, Interpreter.
20:48
para seleccionar su idioma apretar el globo abajo de la pantalla
Shira Eller
20:51
Shira Eller, Grassroots Alexandria
Rebecca Miller
20:52
Hi, I’m Beckey
Renee Viar
20:59
Evening everyone, Renee F. Viar from the Office of Community Services.
Shirley Lee
21:02
Hi I’m Shirley
Carlos Cofield
21:02
Hello I'm Carlos Cofield
Lynn Thomas
21:03
Lynn Thomas-Community Lodgings
Areej Alqaysi
21:04
Areej Arabic interpreter
Greer Chandler
21:05
Hello. My name is Greer Chandler
Marcia Ruiz
21:06
Marcia ruiz
Jacqueline Burrell
21:07
Jacqueline Burrell
Quardricos Driskell
21:16
Q. Bernard Driskell, Senior Pastor, Beulah Baptist Church,
Brenda Doherty
21:16
I am Brenda Doherty
Gina Bruce
21:17
Hi this is Gina Bruce from the Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA)
Heather Peeler
21:19
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Jacqueline Burrell
21:24
Hi everyone. I'm with CCNA
Brittany Pope
21:28
Brittany Pope, Bread for the City
DaBreka Carter
21:30
Hello I'm DaBreka
Jose Galdamez
21:32
Jose Galdamez, Community Volunteer, Greater Riverdale Thrives in Riverdale, MD
shewakena habteyes
21:35
hello again habteyes liberty
Nora Daly
21:37
Nora Daly, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance
Gaynelle Diaz
21:41
Gaynelle Diaz - ARHA
Stacey Johnson
21:42
Stacey Johnson, interested Alexandria resident and also from Bread for the City in DC.
Avery Leak
21:49
Hello Avery Leak
Carlos Cofield
22:01
Carlos Cofield, Alexandria CSB
Greer Chandler
22:06
your volume goes in and out.
Avery Leak
22:10
Hello my name is Avery Leak
Rebecca Fetters
22:12
Rebecca, Child and Family Network Center
Gaston Lupa
22:33
Hola mi nombre es Gaston
Heather Peeler
22:49
Welcome. To select your preferred language, please click on the globe icon at the bottom of the zoom window.
Monique Fenton
23:04
Hello I'm Monique
Annette Bridges
23:10
Annette Bridges. DCHS
Getachew (Amharic)
23:10
Getachew (Amharic Interpreter), from Liberty Language Services
Mary Diaz
23:26
Hola mi nombre es Mary Diaz
Sandra aleman
23:31
Hola, yo me llamo Sandra aleman
Beverly Kitchens
23:36
Beverly Shelter house
Tesfaye Amberber
23:52
I can not hear the Amharic interpreter
Karen Avery
24:39
Hello Everyone! Karen Avery, ACT Board Vice Chair is here.
Heather Peeler
24:52
Hi Tesfaye, to select your preferred language, please click on the globe at the bottom of the zoom screen.
Lamees Althiabat
25:49
Hello Everyone! I'm Lamees from Dar Al-Hijrah Social Services
Brandi Yee
26:35
Please share any questions in the Chat for Q&A time
Heather Peeler
26:43
Welcome. If you are just arriving, to select your preferred language, please click on the globe icon at the bottom of the zoom window.
Carlos Mendez
28:18
Si acaban de llegar y necesitan interpretación en español, pueden apretar el botón del globo terráqueo y seleccionar español
Carlos Mendez
28:38
si tienen alguna preguntada pueden hacer por éste conducto
Sublime Larancuent Guzman
30:28
En que parte está para poder tener intérprete en español
Carlos Mendez
31:25
en el menú de abajo o si está en un celular, hay tres puntos, si los selecciona debería poder ver la parte de interpretación
Raquel Salgado
31:40
Ok
Brandi Yee
32:47
If you have questions for Lesa and the DCHS team, please share them in the Chat or you can send a direct message to Brandi Yee and/or Heather Peeler
Antonio Tamariz
34:50
how are the 3 million been use besides the $500 per month for 150 families?
Heather Peeler
36:41
Please share any questions you have in the chat. Thank you!
Michael Kutner
37:38
Will participants be selected at random? Or must they apply?
Brenda Doherty
37:57
What are the criteria for eligibility?
Gina Bruce
39:11
What does TANF and SNAP mean/stand for
Brenda Doherty
39:26
If I am a senate staffer making 26K a year am I eligible?
Gina Bruce
39:39
Can we mute the interperters
Brenda Doherty
39:42
Someone is talking over you
George, Interpreter.
39:52
she is not in her room
Amorita Quintanilla
40:01
can not hear the speaker someone else is talking
Carlos Cofield
40:04
There's an open mic. Someone should mute themselves.
Karen Avery
40:09
Please remind people to mute their mics.
Brenda Doherty
40:10
I can't hear with the person talking over you
Merzedes De Leon
40:10
Areej can you mute yourself please
Carlos Cofield
41:49
TANF- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
Heather Peeler
41:59
Please share questions in the chat. We are organzing similar questions and will share with Lesa.
Stacey Johnson
42:01
Did you have to secure federal waivers for the money to not impact public benefits?
Carlos Cofield
42:15
SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Prog
Ethel"Carol"Talley
42:29
what about funding programs for grandparents who have to take care of grandchildren. children on drugs, dead, incarcerated, domestic violence. parents got stimulus payments, child tax , and. nothing for grandparents . college funding
Heather Peeler
42:43
We will also update the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) hand out based on your questions tonight.
Mary Catacora
42:50
how will house holds be chosen? or will it be at random?
Marianela Guerra
43:14
Que zip code pueden participar ?
Ethel"Carol"Talley
43:48
How about rent going up for families receiving this funding,?
Brenda Doherty
45:22
I don't know if you will be reviewing the criteria for inclusion, but do individuals need to be gainfully employed.... Or are they unable to work thru disability or age? How are they prioritized? How are you measuring success. You said this has been proven successful...…. I can't find any data that supports it. Could you please direct me.
Brenda Doherty
46:07
Are any of these pilot programs still in effect? I understand the Stockton has been discontinued.
Ana Reyes
47:16
Is there a Spanish break room?
Gina Bruce
47:37
What safeguards for online applicants; through Covid we learned that online is not available for many low income
Maribeth Bersani
47:38
I am not clear on eligibility could you explain again?
Renee Viar
47:56
Will there be a citizenship requirement?
Piruntha Sanjeev
47:56
when will be the application available?
Avery Leak
48:09
how do I sign up for this program?
Mary Catacora
48:42
what if you do not have any income?
Carlos Mendez
48:54
¿Que zip code pueden participar ? Zip code will participate
Gina Bruce
49:01
How soon do we expect to start the cash distributions
Carlos Mendez
49:36
Which zip codes will be participating
Beverly Kitchens
50:41
what are residency requirements
Brenda Doherty
50:47
I am trying to understand what this program is attempting to do. Clearly the issue in Alexandria and in the US is for living wages and affordable housing.
Brenda Doherty
51:10
How does this program secure these essential needs
Michael Kutner
51:37
Would a poor person living in a rich zip code be ineligible on that basis?
Greer Chandler
51:53
how can I apply?
Monique Fenton
52:52
What about the residents who live in 22314 area?
Quardricos Driskell
52:56
is there a task force that will iron out such details of the program?
Tasha Moses
52:58
when will you notify everyone on when we can apply?
Ethel"Carol"Talley
52:59
Their are alot of low income families in the zip code 22314 . yes it's old town but low income families live there
Tasha Moses
53:35
Does it has to be a referral?
Brenda Doherty
53:58
It seems to me that a more innovative and needed program would be to assure living wages and affordable housing . Finally , with over 10 million job openings in the US ( tip of ice burg) work is available, but it's not sufficient. Shouldn't that be where we are focused.
A Spencer
54:34
How many low income families are in the city? How many more than the 150 potential families to
Brenda Doherty
54:35
This program seems to be a subsidy for business and industry. Let's pay the workers a living wage.
Ethel"Carol"Talley
54:53
22314 can't be lefted off . They have low income families on the map .
A Spencer
55:28
How many applicants do you “anticipate?”
Mary Catacora
55:39
how will we know when to apply?
A Spencer
56:00
Can a person’s savings disqualify them?
Quardricos Driskell
56:15
Again, is there a task force that will iron out such details in terms of selection, criteria, etc?
Ethel"Carol"Talley
56:19
To avoid the overflow have it clear so people making $85,000 applying
Stacey Johnson
56:32
Would there also be a phone application? There are a lot of low-income families without internet and/or without digital literacy. There are also probably a lot of potential applicants who have low literacy in general. A written application is not easy to complete.
Shira Eller
56:32
is there a paper option or other opportunity to apply for those with limited internet access?
annetta catchings
56:37
The City has said that a task force team will be assigned to these selected families to determine if this free money achieves its goal. What is the metric to determine the goal and how will this be funded after 2 years?
Brenda Doherty
56:56
How do I get on the committee?
Stacey Johnson
57:03
Will the application be available in multiple languages, as well?
Tasha Moses
57:14
do you need a referral?
Laura Simmons
57:25
I may have missed this but what about people who get paid in cash and have no way to prove income?
Tasha Moses
57:32
how will people know the launch date
Renee Viar
58:13
Will participants be given any financial guidance? This will affect their taxes even though there are waives for benefits programs.
A Spencer
58:23
How about a lower amount of money distributed to ALL needy families, versus only 150 families receiving $500?
Tasha Moses
59:08
for those who has income do you need to provide proof of income
A Spencer
59:41
Choosing only 150 families seems sad on many levels: dividing the poor, even more.
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:00:24
see if you can partner with Alfred Street Baptist Church and other churches and other programs that may be interested to contributing funding like These churches that are active in the community to increase the numbers from 150 to 200 residents or get the information out
Lamees Althiabat
01:00:27
Are they determined eligible based on income only?
A Spencer
01:00:42
$100 or $75 or $50 or $25 can make a difference for ALL needy families.
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:01:00
Will Rent go up ?
Brenda Doherty
01:01:28
So you must be working to be eligible? I have not heard clearly about this
A Spencer
01:01:37
So sad how families have to PROVE NEED; can lose other “benefits;” etc.
annetta catchings
01:02:48
How does the City reconcile taxpaying businesses in our city that may find it hard to find experienced workers who may see this program as an incentive (for the next 2 years) to curtail their desire to maximize employment?overtime.
Lamees Althiabat
01:02:56
How are they chosen? Are they randomly chosen?
A Spencer
01:03:07
This sounds so concerning on multiple levels.
Brenda Doherty
01:03:17
Again, how are you measuring success? I still hear nothing about expectations - what are you hoping to achieve?
Renee Viar
01:03:28
Wouldn't finance and household need to be monitored or a better way to put in connected with a case worker for data purposes?
Brenda Doherty
01:04:05
What information will you be gathering? That would be helpful
Tasha Moses
01:04:30
how will you notify people the launch date?
A Spencer
01:04:42
$12,000 over two years will not help needy families purchase a house
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:05:43
Can another set of 150 residents be selected every two years until every eligible family gets a opportunity in the cities?
L App
01:05:56
I've heard that the $1.8 million in benefits to be distributed over 2 years will be exceeded by $2+ million in costs of administering and analyzing the program. True?
Brenda Doherty
01:06:01
Before you commit to a program of any kind you NEED clear evaluation criteria.....real data, not antidotal hearsay
Quardricos Driskell
01:06:15
I'd like to emphasize the need for the faith-community, churches and synagogues like Beulah Baptist, Beth, Shiloh and others as part of the taskforce committee.
A Spencer
01:06:16
Make Alexandria affordable for all who are here, already.Signed,Hardworking single mom/displaced homemaker+
Shira Eller
01:09:05
is the list of selected participants confidential?
Brenda Doherty
01:09:29
How did other programs evaluate effectiveness and impact...….. I have searched on web and cannot find anything
L App
01:09:32
What kinds of behaviors is the program trying to promote? What are the goals/targets, performance measures?
Brandi Yee
01:10:08
Thank you for all of your good questions! We will be compiling a list of them to add to the FAQs that will be posted on the City and ACT websites.
A Spencer
01:10:33
So, $500 is arbitrary. $500 in one city does not fit all cities.
Brenda Doherty
01:10:43
Can't we please target living wages and afforda ble housing …..this is a band aid for a few individual. Not sustainable
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:10:45
This city needs more at home training programs for technology for single parents to train from home . Supply computers and books and at home training for moms . The parents have to get their children by 230pm . College funding for Single moms to go to college on line from home to get good jobs . They can train on line while kids in school
A Spencer
01:11:12
Yes! Ethel Talley
L App
01:11:52
Would illegal behavior disqualify participants?
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:12:58
hopefully you see our ideas although we ran out of time
Heather Peeler
01:13:10
Thank you for all of your great questions and comments. Your questions and comments will be factored into the ongoing planning. If you have additional questions and comments, please send them to guaranteedincome@alexandriava.gov
A Spencer
01:13:19
Please respond to every idea.
Gaston Lupa
01:13:30
Muchas gracias
Kate Garvey
01:14:05
Thank you everyone for your wonderful questions and comments!
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:14:06
Thank you Donna
A Spencer
01:14:13
You all sound very set on your intentions. We really don’t have a say besides naming the program. 😢
Michael Kutner
01:14:44
Economic Freedom Alexandria
Renee Viar
01:15:04
Like ALX Thrive but why not Alex Thrive?
L App
01:15:04
Temporary Subsidized Income Program
Ethel"Carol"Talley
01:15:13
All Alexandria Residents Matter
A Spencer
01:15:25
Yes Ethel
Jose Galdamez
01:15:25
Our Riverdale, MD community program also uses “thrive” in its name. It comes with a great sentiment.
Heather Peeler
01:15:41
Hi Spencer -- there are still a lot of details to sort through. Your questions and comments tonight are helping to inform the implementation.
A Spencer
01:15:50
Capa sounds like shooting slang
A Spencer
01:16:02
Please don’t name it capa
Carlos Aquin
01:16:17
Thank you all
Jose Galdamez
01:16:21
I hope we can get something similar running in our Maryland community.
Lamees Althiabat
01:16:25
Thank you all!
Lynn Thomas
01:16:30
Thank You
Nora Daly
01:16:31
Thank you!
Tamara Walton
01:16:34
Thank you all so much!
Heather Peeler
01:16:36
Many thanks to our interpreters tonight too!
Heather Peeler
01:16:49
Thank you!