Covid 19; places that pay to settle


People world over are asked to work from home amidst an increase in the covid 19 cases. Most of them are looking to move away from the rush of the cities and traffic and start their work from a pleasing atmosphere. Well, from Japan to Italy and America, there are places that pay remote workers to move there to boost Covid – 19 recovery.

The coronavirus pandemic has increased remote working culture and also has inculcated an interest to suburban living.

Some of the places and local administrations that offered to pay remote workers:

Savannah, United States

The city of Savannah in Georgia has been offering up to 2,000 dollars to cover relocation expenses for remote workers who move there for at least a year.

Vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship for the Savannah Economic Development Authority Jennifer Bonnett was quoted in the media as saying that they hoped to attract a couple of dozen remote workers this year. Bonnett said that the goal is to make them move to the area and make the place their home as per the initiative launched in May.

Emilia Romagna, Italy

The northeastern city has offered up to 30,000 euros to young families who are wishing to make one of the towns and villages in the Apennines Mountains their home. The region is famed for its food, seaside resorts and historic cities. The imitative was launched in May. The project is aimed at reviving its rapidly depopulating hamlets as well as the coronavirus-hit local economy.

Mishima, Japan

Mishima, has offered 85,000 yen per month for three years for those who move there. The applicants should be below 55 years of age. They also offered additional incentives to couples and families with children.

Topeka, United States

The city of Topeka, Kansas, has been offering about 15,000 dollars to employees of local firms willing to buy or rent a home there. With pandemic increasing, the city is planning to extend the scheme to remote workers.

Cinquefrondi, Italy

Cinquefrondi village in the southern region of Calabria has offered local stay from June onwards. They offered abandoned homes for one euro to people willing to move in and renovate the homes.

Tulsa, United States

Tulsa region in Oklahoma has also been offering 10,000 dollars as part of an incentives programme for remote workers to settle there since 2018. With the pandemic, the authorities said that applications have increased for the offer.

Luserna, Italy

The region northern Italy has offered four empty homes rent free for four years to couples aged between 18 and 40.trhe only demand is that the couple should carry out charity work in the community, from helping the elderly to taking care of the environment, at least once a month.


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