Independence Homeless Cleanup Crews: Solution Or Showmanship?!?

KCMO has this same program and the results aren't really that notable other than local news hype stories. 

Sadly . . . The bad ideas are catchy in the Kansas City metro . . . Today's example . . .

"The city started Monday paying $12 an hour to people experiencing unstable housing to collect litter from some of the city's main thoroughfares. Workers will also get additional money to save toward future housing."

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Independence hopes its street clean-up can put homeless people to work and on a path to housing

Independence, Missouri, officials have hired homeless people to pick up trash - aiming to give them work experience and a start on saving toward housing.. "This ... is really that critical employment piece that makes a bridge from unsheltered to permanent housing," said Doug Cowan, the president of Community Services League .