Become a Vendor

Street Sense Media vendors can earn an income to gain economic independence while making their voices heard on the issues that affect them the most. We are the only newspaper focused on homelessness and poverty issues in Washington, D.C. And we are the only newspaper produced by and for people who are homeless and impoverished in our nation’s capital. Our vendors make their own money and achieve real opportunities to succeed!

New vendors can begin earning money right away after attending one of our New Vendor Orientation sessions, held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Street Sense Media office located at 1317 G Street NW inside the Church of the Epiphany near Metro Center. The training sessions last about one hour and are required for all new vendors, as well as former vendors who have been away from the position for more than two months.

Street Sense Media vendors are independent contractors, managing their own sales business. They set their own hours and make their own decisions. Be your own boss — work when, where, and as much as you want. All you have to do is follow 10 simple guidelines in the Vendor Code of Conduct. We also make certain that vendors know their rights to distribute the newspaper.

For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Street Sense Media’s Director of Vendor Employment Thomas Ratliff at 202-347-2006 ext. 103 or [email protected]

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