Posted: October 20
CITY ADVANCES PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS - The Mayor and Tucson City Council yesterday approved a plan to move forward on a one-year pilot program called the Tucson Homeless Work Program, which would allow homeless people to join a day-labor crew to clean streets and medians for $9 an hour. They would also get two meals, a shower, and other services. Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres organized the one-year pilot program. Once formally approved at a November City Council meeting and implemented in December, the program would be led by Old Pueblo Community Services. The first year of the program would be funded with $25,000 from fees the City of Tucson already collects from waste haulers for projects that clean up city streets. Pima County will match the $25,000. After the pilot program is over, Fimbres hopes funding will come from business donations and donations from the public to the Tucson Change Movement, a new effort that will allow people to drop change or swipe a debit or credit card to donate at special replica parking meters. From the Arizona Daily Star: http://bit.ly/2dt2xxi Mayor and Council agenda materials: http://bit.ly/2eKKicO Old Pueblo Community Services: http://bit.ly/2ekW24e
|Tucson pilot program to hire homeless people for day labor|
A 1-year pilot program will cost $50,000.
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