We’re thrilled to announce that this Wednesday, July 1, the Street Sense newspaper will return to print, and vendors will resume paper sales across the D.C. area.

This announcement comes after several months of digital-only issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This pause in print publication and distribution was the first in Street Sense Media’s 17-year history, and it negatively affected our vendors’ lives.

130 hardworking women and men sell Street Sense to earn income, secure more stable housing situations, and work towards a better future. Their grit and perseverance inspires us every day. We’re very glad our colleagues can get back to work.

Even as businesses reopen across the District, we know that the threat of COVID-19 is not yet behind us. At no expense to them, we will provide all vendors with masks and hand sanitizer to make their selling experience, and your purchasing experience, as safe as possible. Cashless sales also remain an option through our mobile app.

We hope that all of you will take the time to greet a vendor and purchase a paper next time you have a chance to do so. As you will see in the video above, they have missed you. Your support truly changes lives.

Sincerely,
The Street Sense Media team

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