SBCC is the program administrator for Breathe-la county's guaranteed income program


Breathe is a guaranteed income project that will provide 1,000 eligible Los Angeles County residents with $1,000 per month for three years.

While the benefits of guaranteed income programs have been documented, this is an independent research project that will be used to study the effects of this type of program so that the County and other jurisdictions can learn about the project's impact on the economic stability of participants, as well as its impact on participants' overall health and well-being.

Guaranteed income is a monthly cash payment given directly to individuals. It is unconditional, with no strings attached on how to spend it and no work requirements. It is meant to supplement, not replace, the existing social safety net.

Eligibility Requirements: 

-Be 18 years of age or older

-Live in a Los Angeles County neighborhood that falls at or below 100% of the County's Area Median Household Income (AMI)

-Have a household income that falls at or below 100% of the County's AMI, for a single person household or Have a household income that falls at or below 120% of the County's AMI for households with two or more persons

-Have been negatively financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

-Not be currently enrolled in another Guaranteed Income Program

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