Nearly 300 homeless people found jobs through Denver pilot program

DENVER - The Denver Day Works pilot program has been in business now for over a year.

The City of Denver says 284 people participated in the program, which gives hourly jobs to people who are homeless, between November 2016 and November 2017.

Out of those, 110 people found permanent employment, and 15 of those 110 were employed by the City and County of Denver. Others were hired by Bayaud Industries, King Soopers, NAPA Auto Parts, and other businesses in and around Denver. 

A city spokesperson tells Next with Kyle Clark the program fell short of meeting just one goal: Denver hoped to hire 20 people from the program.

The city hopes to plans to expand the Day Works in the next year.

You may remember that Next profiled one of the first people to get a Day Works job. Danny Timms had a time seasonal job with Denver Parks and Rec and eventually got his own apartment, also with help from the city.

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Timms now lives in Portland and says he stays in touch with the people who helped him get on his feet.

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