Mission Statement

Groundcover News exists to create opportunity and a voice for low-income people while taking action to end homelessness and poverty.


Groundcover News, a 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in April 2010 as a means to empower low-income persons to make the transitions from homeless to housed, and from jobless to employed. Street newspapers like Groundcover News exist in cities all over the United States, as well as in more than 40 other countries, in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and combat the increase in poverty. For more information, visit https://insp.ngo/.

Listen to Groundcover News vendors’ interview with Michigan in Color. This podcast episode is part of a larger collaboration with The Michigan Daily’s Michigan in Color, which you can read more on here.

You can support our efforts by:

  • Buying a paper from our vendors all around Ann Arbor.
  • Make a donation on our website via the DONATE button on the top right of our home page.
  • Mail a check to Groundcover News, 423 S. 4th, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
  • If you are not local to Ann Arbor, consider purchasing a subscription so you can get online versions of our upcoming issues. Income from the subscriptions will be used to replace a portion of the typical weekly income of each vendor.
  • Help promote Groundcover as a progressive alternative to panhandling by sharing these coupons with folks panhandling on the streets of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Pittsfield Township, Dexter, or Chelsea.
  • Being part of our Vendor-Volunteer buddy system. Email contact@groundcovernews.com for more information or use the Contact Us page.
  • Interested in submitting a piece to the paper? Email submissions@groundcovernews.com.

Visit us during our normal hours at:
423 S. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Room F1 (lower level of Bethlehem Church)

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