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City emulates Mural Arts’ ‘same-day pay’ work model after seeing big demand

Becky Green and her husband have not had a steady place to live since 2017.

“We sleep outside or with family and friends, depending on who will allow us to stay over,” she said.

Without a fixed address or proper documentation, Green said, she and her husband have faced barriers finding work.

Green said those barriers are not a problem with a months-old “same-day pay,” Color Me Back program in Philadelphia. Mural Arts launched it in April.

People looking for work show up at LOVE Park at 8:30 a.m. and enter a lottery for one of 10 available work spots.

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