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Street Sense
Street Sense is a Washington, D.C.-based 16-page biweekly street newspaper that was founded in 2003. Street Sense elevates voices on poverty issues and creates economic opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.

The newspaper features news, editorials, poems and art about homelessness, poverty, and other social issues. Street Sense vendors pay 50 cents for each paper to cover publishing costs and then distribute each paper for a suggested donation of $2.


Entries by Street Sense

Getting to Higher Moral Ground

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:27 PM

By Robert Warren, Vendor

Every day I remember these true words:

"The poor and the homeless will always be among us."

It's sad when you think about it to see people living on the streets and in shelters for long parts of their lives. Yet we live in...

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Vendor Profile: Henrieese Roberts

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 10:57 AM

By Jazmine Steele, Editorial Intern

The images of suffering caused by HIV/AIDS trouble Henrieese Roberts, 64.

She has watched people struggle with ailments, be jailed and even die as a result of contracting the infection. More than half of her life has been spent advocating for people to talk...

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One Congregation, One Family

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM

By Rachel Cain, Editorial Intern

The eight representatives from DC faith communities are engaged in a fierce debate over whether or not to buy an expensive pair of NIKE shoes. On the one hand, the shoes are pricey and members of the group are down to their last couple hundred...

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Crawford Gratefully Celebrates a Year Off the Streets

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 10:23 AM

By Sophie Alexander, Editorial Intern

"Welcome to my humble abode," said Anthony Crawford as he opened the door to apartment 310. There was quiet pride in his voice as he showed off the small place to visitors one recent day. This month, the longtime Street Sense vendor will...

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Playground at DC General a "Victory for Children"

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:28 AM

By Hannah Roop, Editorial Intern

At the District's family shelter at the former DC General Hospital, a new playground is beginning to take shape, offering the promise of much-needed fun and exercise to nearly 500 homeless children.

Earlier this month, during a...

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Actress Testifies for Homeless Victims

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:10 AM

By Rachel Cain, Editorial Intern

"It is time for Congress to act," emphasized actress Susan Sarandon during a recent congressional briefing about violence against the homeless. "We can't allow these people to be invisible any longer."


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Why Am I Homeless?

(3) Comments | Posted November 23, 2011 | 2:39 PM

Prompted by a passerby's opinion, Street Sense vendor Vennie Hill reflects on her life's journey and invites readers to a different perspective on homelessness.2011-11-23-StreetSense_WhyamIHomeless.JPG

By Vennie Hill

I was working one day and ran into a young man, about...

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