San Francisco To Offer Stipends to Low-Income Transgender Residents

In addition to the monthly payments, they will be provided with "wrap-around" direct services, such as gender-affirming medical and mental health care, case management, specialty care services, and financial coaching.

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San Francisco's transgender community can now receive financial assistance from a program called The Guaranteed Income for Trans People (GIFT), according to Mayor London Breed. The program will provide 55 low-income transgender residents with a monthly payment of $1,200 for up to 18 months to help address financial insecurity within the community.

In addition to the monthly payments, they will be provided with "wrap-around" direct services, such as gender-affirming medical and mental health care, case management, specialty care services, and financial coaching.

Breed acknowledged that that transgender community has a higher rate of being discriminated against and living in poverty, and said that GIFT aims to provide them with support. "We will keep building on programs like this to provide those in the greatest need with the financial resources and services to help them thrive," she said in a statement.