This Sacramento-area city is paying homeless people to clean up camps — and it's paying off

Residents experiencing homelessness in Elk Grove, California, are being paid to clean up their encampments. The job was done by public services employees prior to the pandemic and cost the city upwards of $10,000. Now, the city is saving money while providing residents with gift cards that allow them to purchase basic necessities such as hygiene products and food.

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