Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

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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Coalition of Communities of Color refect on Hurricane Katrina and look to the future

Today marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina. Its devastation highlights painful histories and issues of racial injustice and inequity in this country—policies,...

In the middle of the housing debate, we find both a bustling city and a city filled with human suffering

People experiencing homelessness having sex in a doorway in downtown Portland. A camp full of bicycle parts. A group of people getting high or shooting up in public. Another group with an abundance of trash overflowing from their shopping cart or the car they...

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This past year, there were 122 heroin-related deaths in Oregon, with 80 in Portland’s tri-county area. According to county officials, heroin use in our city has increased steadily over the past few years.  

Heroin-related deaths have gone from double digits in the 1980s and early 1990s to more...

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