Jobs for Homeless Program Gets Applause, So What’s Next?

Friday, February 17, 2017
Next City

“My impression is close to half of persons who are homeless have employment, regardless whether their city offers this type of program,” says Sandy Darity, a professor of public policy at Duke University. “They just have poorly paid employment.”

Even if an individual were to work these jobs full-time, Darity notes that it’s still not enough pay to bring someone out of the cycle of homelessness — regardless of any short-term cash injection. Earning $9 an hour at 40 hours a week comes out to about $17,000 a year. “That’s below the poverty line,” he notes.

Read the full article: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/landscaping-jobs-homeless-poverty