The city of Fort Worth is paying homeless people to pick up trash as part of a unique program to clean up the city and turn lives around.
Frank Crist, 53, earns $10 an hour to pick up litter in the area southeast of downtown where many homeless people live. He also gets paid vacation and benefits. 
“It just makes you feel better keeping it cleaned up,” he said. “It means a lot. I mean, with my record and stuff, I really had no other place that would hire me.”
Crist served prison time for drugs and ended up on the street. He now lives at the Presbyterian Night Shelter, which hired him as part of a program called Clean Slate.
The city pays for it. The shelter runs it.
“It is a win-win,” said Presbyterian Night Shelter CEO Toby Owen. “We want a clean neighborhood that speaks hope, that speaks dignity to our homeless …
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