The City of Palm Springs Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Should have included Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) living in Palm Springs.
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are also identified as particularly vulnerable to unemployment, homelessness, assault, and discrimination.
In 2020 Median Household Income in the Census Tracts that include many of Palm Springs BIPOC residents were Census Tract 446.05 Desert Highlands/Gateway Estates, Coyote Run Apartments, Sunrise Santiago Village Mobile Home Park ($36,321) and Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian Reservation Section 14 Census Tract 9414 ($49,347). In Riverside County Median Household Income was $70,0732.
The Childhood Poverty rates in the Census Tracts were Census Tract 446.05 Desert Highlands/Gateway Estates, Coyote Run Apartments, Sunrise Santiago Village Mobile Home Park (41%) and Census Tract 9414 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian Reservation Section 14 (62%). For comparison, Riverside County was 16%. Section 14 Childhood Poverty is almost 4 times the rate in Riverside County.
In both these Census tracts 20 to 30 percent of residents live below the poverty line.
Expanding the Guaranteed Income Program to include BIPOC residents would further address Income Inequality in the City of Palm Springs
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This tour will introduce you to Black pioneers of our city. See the works of renowned architect Paul R. Williams. Learn about land developer Lawrence Crossley. Tour concludes at Desert Highland Gateway Estates - Palm Springs’ only predominately Black Neighborhood