This year, we are celebrating 25 years of The Street Sheet, the country’s oldest continuously published street newspaper, published by the Coalition and sold by impoverished San Franciscans. The Street Sheet started after the Coalition on Homelessness had extra newsletters left over from a Phil Collins benefit concert. Homeless members tried selling them on the street and reported people were buying them. The idea for a street newspaper was born, and the street newspaper has been replicated across the globe – with over 500,000 street newspapers world-wide sold for profit by destitute vendors. The Street Sheet is unique – for remaining fiercely independent, advertising free, and provides a perspective rarely seen in mainstream media, combining artwork, poetry and hard hitting journalism in a tabloid style paper. It is published twice monthly, and is distributed to over 17,000 readers.