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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Elizabeth Considine — the creator of Street Roots' editorial cartoon, Sheeptoast — was born in Portland and has been drawing since she could hold a pen. She loves theater, poetry, chickens, growing food, and walking her three dogs in the park. “I find inspiration in the strangeness of life and the character of human nature. I hope my art will inspire...

The largest housing subsidy dwarfs the funds dedicated to housing Oregon’s most vulnerable populations

The time has come, Oregon. It’s time to modify the state’s mortgage interest deduction. 

Of course it’s popular, and of course people love it. It’s a tax deduction, and an old one at that, dating back to the earliest days of income taxation when it was...

COMMENTARY | A conversation with Kathleen Fullerton, who's been with the program from its inception

One was about betrayal. One about suicide. And another about the perils of life as a bee.

The scripts-in-progress were being workshopped by a class of a dozen teenage boys. The kids were self-reflective and open to feedback and pushed themselves outside of...

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