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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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Oregon bill pits housing against the environment

Street Roots News Feed - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 07:52
Emily Green Lawmakers are considering weakening wetlands protections to encourage development of much-needed affordable housing

Their stories: Testimonies from foster youths suing Oregon

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:00
Libby Dowsett The plaintiffs detail abuse, neglect, trauma and the state's failure to protect them

Milwaukie mayor wants to take his climate agenda to Congress

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 06:00
Emily Green Mark Gamba has reshaped his city’s politics. Now, he’s challenging Kurt Schrader in Oregon’s Fifth District.

Street Roots vendor profile: A clean break in Portland

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 05:00
Pat Zimmer Vince left academia and a tech career for a life free of materialism

Steep drop in proactive policing raises concerns in Portland

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 03:00
John Emshwiller Increasing self-initiative police activity could prevent crime and improve relations between the public and the police, Chief Outlaw says

SR editorial: Rental screening changes are needed to tackle inequity

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:00
SR editorial board Commonly accepted practices are preventing good renters from getting into housing in Portland

Class action suit claims Oregon foster care program revictimizes children

Street Roots News Feed - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:15
Libby Dowsett "This system is not making kids better; it’s making them worse”

The Davos-annoying, billionaire-baiting, tax-loving Rutger Bregman

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 07:00
Sam Delaney The best-selling author talks about Tucker Carlson, socialism and his cause célèbre: universal basic income

Historic boarding house fills need for modern homelessness in Astoria

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:00
Kaisa Schlarb Helping Hands maximizes space by using the building as a group-housing re-entry program rather than renting out units

Life on the Streets: You have to wait in line constantly

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 05:00
Helen Hill Street Roots vendors talk about how they’re ‘spending a hell of a lot of time'

Street Roots vendor profile: An adventurer at heart

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 04:00
Christopher Gonzalez Aside from traveling, Robin’s biggest passion is painting

NW Oregon coastal residents being priced out of homes, study confirms

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 03:00
Kaisa Schlarb Clatsop County has more housing units than it has residents, but many are second homes that are vacant most of the year

Decades of Street Roots advocacy resonates in exhibit

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 02:00
Kaia Sand DIRECTOR’S DESK | Since day one, this organization has been about journalism, vendors and advocacy

Martin v. Boise confronts excuses about homelessness, demands action

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 01:00
Sara K. Rankin COMMENTARY | The 9th Circuit ruling prevents cities from criminalizing homelessness

Cities can’t criminalize homelessness: Appeals court upholds ruling

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 00:30
Ashley Archibald Sit-lie ordinances are 'cruel and unusual punishment' when no alternatives exist

More sexual-assault reports at Coffee Creek prison raise questions

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 07:00
Emily Green Despite consistent allegations by several women who said they were abused as inmates, doubts about other accusers’ claims meant charges weren’t filed

Writing unlocks the door: Realizing a childhood dream

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 06:00
Dustin Dandliker COMMENTARY | Don’t let anyone crush your creativity. Tell your story.

Street Roots vendor profile: Working toward her goals

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 05:30
Helen Hill Kat is saving money so she can renew her hair license, get an apartment and get her daughter back

Adding a citizenship question to census an attack on immigrant health care

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 05:30
Emily McLain COMMENTARY | Undercounting these communities means less representation and ultimately fewer services

Roxane Gay looks back at her teenage self

Street Roots News Feed - Fri, 04/05/2019 - 05:00
Anastasia Safioleas The self-confessed bad feminist and writer talks about trauma, triumph and teenage soaps

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I firmly believe that Street Roots was largely responsible for keeping the fate of inmate moms and their children on the minds of Oregonians. Because of Street Roots' in-depth reporting and tireless advocacy, the Oregon legislature overturned the Dept. of Corrections' decision to de-fund the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Thanks to Street Roots, the Family Preservation Project is alive and well today helping inmate moms build healthy bonds with their children

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