The city of Chelsea has been hit especially hard by the pandemic. In an effort to provide some relief to individuals and families, the city began a program last November called Chelsea Eats. The program involves direct cash payments, up to $400 a month, to about two thousand households in need of economic assistance.
Now, six months into the program, early data suggests that it's working. We talk with Chelsea City Manager Tom Ambrosino about what the data shows, and what the program's success could mean for the future.
This segment aired on May 10, 2021.