Taking an unusual hands-on approach to the homelessness crisis in its backyard, Apple removed dozens of people from a homeless camp on its property this week, putting many of them up in motels and providing counseling and other services on its own dime. At the tech giant’s behest, outreach workers were relocating the few remaining residents recently. Each resident was offered a nine-month stay in a motel plus 12 months of case-management services to help with addiction, mental health, long-term housing plans and more, costing Apple millions of dollars, said Andrea Urton, CEO of nonprofit HomeFirst, which is working with Apple at the site. “It’s a wonderful thing that Apple’s doing for us,” Frank Pacheco, a resident of the camp, said.

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