Friday, August 2, 2013

Tent Cities are appearing all over NEW JERSEY


Camden, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Tent cities have popped up across New Jersey including the state's poorest city.

Meg Baker chased the story of Camden's tent city.  Residing off Route 38 at Wilson Boulevard under an overpass, through woods and down a path of trash lays a community of people living in tents.  This particular community was relocated from Federal Street and it's inhabited by an array of people: addicts, people who have fallen on hard times and some with mental illness. 

Baker took a tour of this run down community and the pictures show just how heart-wrenching this situation really is.  Among the homes are decomposing food, broken furniture, and feral cats.

When asked how long a woman had lived there, she only answered, "Too long."


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