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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While more people were sleeping in shelters, Multnomah County's overall homeless population spiked, according to the county's latest Point-In-Time count

It’s not surprising Portland saw a 10 percent increase in homelessness from 2016 to 2017.

The average one-bedroom apartment now rents for more than $1,100 a month, according to data from Multifamily NW...

Oregon lawmakers have never prioritized housing in a substantial way

On the same day Multnomah County announced a 10 percent increase in people experiencing homelessness, Oregon announced cuts to emergency rent assistance. 

If that didn’t add enough insult to...


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