California Wants to Pay Homeless People $15 An Hour to Clean up Trash

California Wants to Pay Homeless People $15 An Hour to Clean up Trash

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San Jose, California is creating an opportunity for the homeless to make some money. city Officials have listed 40 trash hot spots in deep need of clean-up and they plan to partner with Goodwill and San Jose, Downtown Street Team to help complete this task.

Some officials say a portion of the trash is made by the homeless; however, they also feel allowing them to work makes them apart of the solution in order to clean up the problem. The program will hire 25 homeless people and pay them $15 an hour for 4-5 hours each day, according to WSBTV.

Via, Baller Alert, “this is a two-way street to helping the community help the environment, and it’s not only a way to keep the street clean., but officials have hopes for this program to help take some of this homeless people off the street and ultimately lead them into a life of self-sufficiency.

Source: Baller Alert and WSBTV

Written By: Fantasia Harvey

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