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Sacramento, CA Clean and Safe Pilot Program employs homeless residents for community clean-ups

Sacramento, CA Clean and Safe Pilot Program Homeless Employ

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The Clean and Safe Pilot Program supports homeless residents as they search for permanent housing and employment. Six residents of area shelters were selected for the pilot's initial cohort. The Clean and Safe team removes debris from streets, parks, and waterfront areas. Each member receives up to $18 per hour for part-time or full-time work five days per week. The city, the River District, and 29th Street Capital also offer paid time off and vacation time for workers.


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Sacramento homeless paid living wage to sweep trash |

Officials also stress the need for permanent supportive housing, adding that unhoused residents can now earn up to $18 an hour clearing areas of garbage.


This new pilot program is hiring formerly homeless people to help clean up the community - City Express

With shovels, rakes, brooms, trucks and teamwork, six people who had been experiencing homelessness in Sacramento’s River District now are working to help clean up the community. The Clean and Safe Team is a collaboration between the River District and the City’s Department of Community Response. Since June 2021, workers in this pilot program have removed […]

Project Succeeded

Clean and Safe workers cleared 150 tons of litter from public spaces in the pilot's first nine months. Three program participants located long-term housing during the same period.

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