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Homeless Advocates Almost Ready to Unveil a ‘Micro House’

Homeless advocates are optimistic that when government officials and the public see what a Micro House actually looks like, they'll be more accepting of them in their communities.  

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Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
Tent City Structure, Photo Credit to Destiny's Bridge Facebook Page
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Filmaker Raising Money Through IndieGoGo

A month-long crowd funding campaign is well underway to help pay for the music licensing of the Lakewood Tent City documentary "Destiny's Bridge".

Filmaker Jack Ballo is raising money through the IndieGoGo website to cover what he calls unanticipated music lice

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Former Tent City, Lakewood, courtesy of www.tentcity.org
Former Tent City, Lakewood, courtesy of www.tentcity.org
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‘Tent City Movement’ forms to Advocate for the Homeless

The shut down of Tent City in Lakewood earlier this month is spurring greater advocacy for the homeless through the newly formed 'Tent City Movement.' 

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Rally for the Homeless Planned in Lakewood Sunday

Advocates for the homeless are holding an "All We Need Is Land" rally Sunday in Lakewood. 

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OC Hunger Relief Benefit

Ocean County Hunger Relief has been spending thousands of dollars to provide furniture, household items, toiletries and food to more than 40 homeless people, according to Carol Latif, Executive Director of the Toms River non-profit agency.

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A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City
A bulldozer removes tents at Lakewood's Tent City (TheLakewoodScoop,com)
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Lakewood Takes Control of Tent City

Who knows? World peace may actually be possible if an agreement between Lakewood Township and a homeless enclave known as Tent City is any kind of indicator.

In what's become a dramatic new development, the remaining 29 Tent City residents were asked to leave the site Thursday morning as the township legally regained control of the property where Tent City has occupied for 7 years

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Tent City Supporters Protest, (Tent City Facebook Page Photo)
Tent City Supporters Protest, (Tent City Facebook Page Photo)
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Tent City: The Movement

Even though the homeless enclave in Lakewood, known as Tent City, is essentially closed, the 29 individuals who remain aren't planning to go away quietly.

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Homelessness Up 16 Percent in NJ [AUDIO]

Homelessness is on the rise in New Jersey. On Jan. 28, a statewide point-in-time count of the homeless, known as NJ Counts 2014, found 13,900 homeless men, women and children in the Garden State. That was an increase of 1,898 people, or 15.8 percent, compared to last year's count.

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Tom O'Malley/photo courtesy of Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
Tom O'Malley/photo courtesy of Tom Mongelli, Townsquare Media
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Possible Solution to Homeless Issue in Lakewood

An ambitious effort is underway to convince Lakewood officials to welcome a pilot program for the homeless.

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Panhandlers' Placards Show Signs Of Continued Economic Hardship
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NJ Has Serious Homelessness Issue, Says Expert [AUDIO]

New Jersey has a serious homelessness issue that needs to be addressed according to one expert who is helping the state devise a strategy.

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