These Cities Are Willing To Pay You Cash To Move In

January 29, 2020

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It seems like almost every week a remote region in Italy or a secluded village in Greece makes headlines for saying that they’ll give free housing or money to people that move there. As alluring as these offers are, most of us can’t (or don’t want to) move continent. But what if you could get paid to move somewhere new, without leaving the U.S.? Major cities and towns in the U.S. run programs that aim to attract people. For example, Tulsa, Oklahoma will pay you $10,000 to move there.  And if your job allows you to work remotely (thank you, Internet), they will also give you a free desk in a local co-working space and even help you find an apartment downtown. If you’re at least 18 years old, eligible to work in the US, and can move to Tulsa within six months, you can apply to the program now. Hamilton, Ohio is 20 miles north of Cincinnati and if you’ve graduated with a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) degree in the last seven years, the city will pay $300 a month of your student loans. The only caveat is that applicants must get a job either in Hamilton or its surrounding county and not become unemployed during the 30 month period during which the grant is paid. If you really want to make a change, moving to Alaska and becoming a permanent resident, have no felony convictions and remain within the state for at least 180 days can receive an annual payment from the Alaska Permanent Fund.  This state-run investment fund was established in the 1960s following a boom in oil lease revenues and pays permanent residents an annual dividend based on the fund’s performance. Last year, every Alaskan received a check for $1,606 and depending on the stock market that payment can change. However, recent budget deficits in Alaska have led to calls for reductions to the fund’s dividends. There’s even talk of stopping the annual dividends altogether. So, if you’re interested, act fast.

SOURCE: Apartment Therapy

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