A crew of homeless people dig up weeds along a side street as part of a program in Albuquerque, N.M. As part of an attempt to deal with rising poverty and destitution, the program pays homeless people $9 an hour for a daylong job cleaning up parts of the city.
A crew of homeless people dig up weeds along a side street as part of a program in Albuquerque, N.M. As part of an attempt to deal with rising poverty and destitution, the program pays homeless people $9 an hour for a daylong job cleaning up parts of the city. MARK HOLM NYT 2015 file photo
A crew of homeless people dig up weeds along a side street as part of a program in Albuquerque, N.M. As part of an attempt to deal with rising poverty and destitution, the program pays homeless people $9 an hour for a daylong job cleaning up parts of the city. MARK HOLM NYT 2015 file photo

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June 21, 2016 10:28 AM