More than 1,400 families have collected $740,000 in the first
payout from the city's daring two-year experiment that rewards the poor
with hard cash for doing good, officials said yesterday.
Another 919 families who enrolled in the "conditional cash transfer"
program did not qualify by the first cutoff date, Nov. 15.
city officials called the initial results of Opportunity NYC a success,
noting that the first-in-the-nation initiative had been launched within
months of being proposed and is now fully operational. ...