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Tent Cities: When Society Fails to House

Tent CitiesTent cities have popped up across the country, from New Jersey to Texas to New Mexico.  Many are starting to build more permanent living structures. So what are the benefits of living in a cluster of tents? And is this part of a real solution to homelessness?

Eric Tars, Sr. Attorney with The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty; Jack Tefari, John Reese, Ibrahim Mubarak, Doug, Dignity Village residents; Will, John Derrig, Asa Yoe, Chris Semrau, Nicklesville residents; Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute executive director; Eric Evinowskis, Pinellas Hope facilities manager; Rocco Mariano, Laura Letziati, James Stockstill, Pinellas Hope clients

More information
Low Income Housing Institute
Dignity Village
Pinellas Hope
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States
Tent cities: Seattle’s unusual approach to homelessness
Street Roots

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