Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

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Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

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Aug
18
COMMENTARY | Prosecutors, legislators have power to choose how to better spend $10M on women convicted of crime

At the end of September, the Emergency Board of the Oregon State Legislature will consider a request from the Department of Corrections for nearly $10 million to open a second prison for women in Oregon. This decision would sidestep several...

Aug
18
After studying for three months, Shaun has earned his real estate license

Shaun Followell received the keys to his apartment in March through a Supportive Services for Veterans and Families grant as part of Multnomah County’s efforts to house every homeless veteran in the area. Since getting inside, he’s been a busy man, selling Street Roots on a daily basis to...

Aug
18
Medicaid would reimburse CCOs for services that reduce barriers to housing, 'the most important social determinant of health'

Late last year, OnTrack, an addiction treatment and recovery agency based in Medford, considered buying a 15-unit apartment complex and turning the building into transitional housing for the organization’s clients and their families. ...

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