Another tent city springs up

Posted on September 8, 2011 by


Just to depress you: Economic Woes Lead to Proliferation of Tent Cities Nationwide

It seems like a scene straight from “The Grapes of Wrath,” but this is no Great Depression novel. This story takes place in 2011, and this New Jersey tent city is one of an untold number of such encampments across the United States, where unemployment has reached 9.3 percent and approximately 3.5 million people are likely to be homeless in a given year, according to the most recent estimates by the National Coalition for the Homeless.

More pics here: http://www.businessinsider.com/lakewood-new-jersey-homeless-tent-city-2011-9