It was Street Roots who spoke up against federal housing cuts and saved the homes of low income families in Northwestern Oregon. It was Street Roots who spoke out on behalf of tenants being displaced from the West Hotel in downtown Portland and won them enhanced relocation benefits. It is Street Roots who helps us understand the dilemmas of the street cop by publishing a regular article by a police officer. It is Street Roots leading the charge against proposed cuts to state welfare benefits for low income families. It is Street Roots reminding us that increasing the supply of affordable apartments is the surest path to reducing homelessness. Street Roots is the conscience of the community and extraordinarily effective in its advocacy efforts for the poor and homeless. This paper is truly a community treasure.