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.

Rachel Langford

Rachel Langford
Position: 
Board Chair
Relationship to Street Roots: 

Rachel has a background in community organizing and advocacy on housing, health and education issues. Currently, she is the Associate Director of Education Systems Alignment for Home Forward, where she provides leadership, policy and program development  focused on supporting the success of children and parents in Home Forward housing programs. 

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

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

- Brian Lindstrom, Filmmaker