City Pays Homeless $15 An Hour To Clean Up Rubbish
The Californian city of San Jose has found a new way to help its homeless AND clean public spaces.
Liccardo said homeless encampments are too often blamed for garbage problems and debris buildup, even though trash comes from a variety of sources.
“They help me lift myself up and be responsible, be a good worker and be just who I am.”Groups will work four to five hours a day every one to two weeks and the program hopes to create a pipeline for full-time work and stable paychecks. The program, part of San Jose’s "BeautifySJ" initiative, received large discounts on two trucks from a local vehicle dealership. The city’s transportation and park departments will oversee the cleanup work.