The biweekly, 16-page paper contains a color front and back page, alternative news, arts features, interviews, fiction and poetry that are written by staff writers and journalists, as well as by people who are homeless or work with the homeless. A full page is devoted to listings of local centers for job/skills training, senior care, women's care, drug recovery programs and homeless shelters.
Circulation is roughly 10,000 per issue. SCN and HEP currently rely on grants and donations to publish the newspaper, but the organization is currently working on increasing its advertising revenue to become self-sufficient. In November 2007, Spare Change merged with Whats Up Magazine.
A separate project, sparechangenews.com is the blog for another Spare Change News of Greensboro, NC. It too is a streepaper, formed in June 2008. Its first print edition is to be out in mid-July with a target distribution of 500 . The premier issue will be a 20 page 'zine format with a focus on upliftment, resources, and criticism.