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Parking meters to help the homeless in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is getting creative to help find housing for the homeless.

If approved by the city commission Monday, 10 orange parking meters will be placed around downtown.


Loose change that is collected will be directed to the Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition to fund permanent housing for the homeless.

“It’s really better than giving the homeless money directly or panhandler money directly. It’s a great program. It has been done in many other cities,” West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio said.

The meters are like donation boxes. The project will not cost the city anything.

The homeless coalition will be funding their upkeep and maintenance.

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