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San Francisco Uses Part of Welfare to Help Homeless

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San Francisco Uses Part of Welfare to Help Homeless

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San Francisco Uses Part of Welfare to Help Homeless

San Francisco Uses Part of Welfare to Help Homeless

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San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom is seeking new ways to cope with the city's homeless population. The city's "Care for Cash" program reduces the welfare checks of homeless welfare recipients, using the money to create permanent homes for them that offer on-site support services. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.