The city is looking to expand a program that relies on homeless people to help clean up downtown Edmonton.

"Downtown Proud," which started in February 2010, is a project of Boyle Street Community Services and the Downtown Business Association.

Employees work three hours a day, five days a week to keep the city's business core cleaner for a relatively low cost.

The city has spent $50,000, and the program is looking for another $58,000 from the business community.

As the CBC's John Robertson reports, it’s not just about the paycheque for the workers involved.