Debbie Bartley sells a street publication across from the Capitol. IMAGE BY Steve Yeater for CALmatters

Where the Capitol meets the streets

In Sacramento, right outside California’s gleaming state Capitol, dozens of homeless people live on the streets. Here is Debbie Bartley, a grandmother who was one of them until last year. She now ekes by selling a street publication, helping others who still live on the edge. 

Read more about Debbie's story here.

At the corner of power and poverty

Photos by Steve Yeater for CALmatters. Audio and editing by Matt Levin.

About this story

This is part of a collaboration by media outlets in California that are reporting about homelessness on June 29, 2016. The effort is led by the San Francisco Chronicle and includes about 70 news organizations. More information on the project is here. You can follow the stories on Twitter and Facebook.