At last count, there are more than 2,000 people who are experiencing homelessness in the Austin-Travis County area on any given night. That’s according to Ending Community Homelessness Coalition, or ECHO, which also said that's a five percent increase from last year.
Their new pilot program, Workforce First, will offer those who are experiencing homelessness a day labor job in an Austin park.
"We go out in the community, find people that might otherwise be flying a sign on the corner and give them the opportunity to go and work to earn money,” said Baker.
For five hours of work, the program will provide transportation, lunch and a payout of $75 cash.
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