Per above link to Fox News article, Zapper is providing workers, who struggle to make ends meet in San Francisco, up to $10,000 to migrate to more affordable locations.
Unfortunately, San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to reside in the United States. Many with aspirations of living there will find their dreams dashed if he/she lacks the adequate compensation for desired lifestyle.
Although the tech company may not be able to compensate workers at needed levels, it is providing assistance help workers achieve a more affordable life, while retaining their career opportunity. Workers just need to adjust to a longer commute.
Instead of subsidies, policymakers should consider relocation assistance programs, which could reduce spending while helping those in need. Of course, there are non-monetary factors, but it could be an effective option for some.