Bill would pay homeless to pick up trash, work on other beautification projects
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- People struggling with homelessness may soon have more opportunities to work in Washington. A bill proposed in the state legislature, SB 5261, would help homeless people find work picking up trash, weeding and other community outreach projects. Participants would be paid the state minimum wage - $12-an-hour. They would also have easy access to affordable housing, addiction help, and other services.