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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It’s not always easy to stay positive when you don’t have a bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, or a job to support you. Evan, however, doesn’t seem to have trouble keeping a smile on his face throughout the short time I sat down to chat with him.

“I know people out there who got it a lot worse than I do...


My organization, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, works to end homelessness in the United States. As the Law Center’s policy director, most people would expect me to be pounding the pavement here in Washington, D.C. – lobbying the administration and Congress for the funding and policy changes we need to...


After the third year in a row of a disappointingly vague report from the Portland Police Bureau on its cooperation with the Joint Terrorism Task Force, frustrated City Council members appear ready to revisit Portland’s nebulous relationship with the FBI.

Mayor Charlie Hales is quick to remind those tuning in that, as city commissioner, he cast the lone “No” vote in...

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