"Street Paper" Makes OKC Debut

Aug 6, 2013

Students from Vanderbilt University and the University of Oklahoma have launched a newspaper written and sold by homeless or low-income individuals.

Credit Curbside Chronicle

The Curbside Chronicle is a bi-monthly general interest publication. It includes stories written by homeless people and other reporters about urban issues.

Called a "street paper," The Curbside Chronicle seeks to offer employment to homeless and low-income individuals and give them a voice. It also hopes to cut down on panhandling.

It's the first newspaper of its kind in Oklahoma and one of 43 street newspapers in the United States.

The Curbside Chronicle is a program of the Homeless Alliance, a non-profit organization that tries to improve services for the homeless of Oklahoma City.