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Albuquerque’s Mayor Gives The Homeless A New Opportunity (4 pics)

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In Albuquerque, New Mexico the mayor is helping homeless people find work. Two days a week a van drives around offers homeless people the chance to work for $9 an hour for five hours and anyone who accepts the offer is also given lunch.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico they mayor has instituted a program called, “There’s a Better Way” where two days a week a van drives around the city and offers jobs to the homeless. When someone accepts the offer, they are provided with lunch and given $9/hour for five and a half hours of work, which involves things like weeding the streets, picking up trash, and basic landscaping work.

1 Albuquerque’s Mayor Gives The Homeless A New Opportunity (4 pics)

With about 75% homeless people accepting the offer to work, the city is looking at expanding the program to five days a week.


2 Albuquerque’s Mayor Gives The Homeless A New Opportunity (4 pics)

When the work day is over, individuals are dropped off at a local hospitality center where they have options for food, shelter, and a variety of other services. It’s clear to see that the city of Albuquerque has acknowledged a problem and found a forward thinking way of solving it. It’s only a matter of time before other cities follow in Albuquerque’s footsteps, and that may not be a bad thing at all.



3 Albuquerque’s Mayor Gives The Homeless A New Opportunity (4 pics)


4 Albuquerque’s Mayor Gives The Homeless A New Opportunity (4 pics)


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№1 Author: monkfish1968 (23 Oct 2015 10:43) Total user comments: 481


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coincidentally, the mayors wife owns the local liquor store where business has never been better.
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№2 Author: Tomaz86 (23 Oct 2015 15:36) Total user comments: 10835


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That's the answer, social inclusion.
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№3 Author: aspirineta1978 (24 Oct 2015 04:10) Total user comments: 1


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Differences between the First World and the Third World, in my country Argentina, are given money for doing nothing and that we call Social Assistance, generating a substantial cost to the government, generating more taxes.
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№4 Author: bigdaddyjfk15 (27 Oct 2015 18:58) Total user comments: 997


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good idea!!!! 04
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