FEE: This Presbyterian Night Shelter Is Waging a War on Poverty that Is Actually Working

FEE: This Presbyterian Night Shelter Is Waging a War on Poverty that Is Actually Working

If you’re a social-mediaite like most people nowadays, you’ve no doubt come across a popular video purporting to show the City of Fort Worth tackling homelessness by paying people to pick up trash. This noble project has mobilized social media armies to quickly like, share, and praise the effort, then move on and forget it. In all likelihood, however, everything you know about the Clean Slate Program is wrong.

The reality is far better than that quick-cut edited video. Fans of government intervention will no doubt find the superficial presentation of the program to be a great solution. In reality, the city of Fort Worth does not run this program, but is a client of a private business. So, if you favor a more sustainable program that you can actually promote, here it is.

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