The Contributor, a newspaper sold on the streets by the homeless, plans to transition from a twice-a-month publication to a weekly in April.

The paper, which sells for $1, will also increase its pricing to $2 an issue.

Tasha French Lemley, the organization's executive director, said the changes are part of a larger business plan. Late last year, the organization averted possible closure after a quickly organized fundraising campaign.

"We came to the conclusion that we had outgrown our business model and needed to do something different," she said.

Lemley said vendors she's spoken with are upbeat about the changes. While they will have to pay more to get copies of the paper to sell, they will also have a larger profit margin on the ones they sell.

"It's going to not only stabilize the paper, but also stabilize some of our most impoverished residents," she said.

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