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Former Lakewood Tent City homeless living in Howell woods

The Tent City has been demolished. So what's next for these people, stuck without homes or the resources to get them?

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Cover of "Faces Of Tent City" (courtesy Sherry Rubel)
Cover of "Faces Of Tent City" (courtesy Sherry Rubel)
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Tent City compilation gives homelessness many faces

Two years after woods dwellers departed and bulldozers moved in, Lakewood's Tent City continues to spark dialogue about the tightrope walked by many marginal wage-earners, what constitutes "affordable" housing, and our economic future. The faces of former Tent City denizens in a new compilation add dimension to the discussion.

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Photo from Land for the Homeless Facebook page
Photo from Land for the Homeless Facebook page
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Central Jersey Non-profit working to start new Tent Community for the Homeless

The closing of "Tent City" in Lakewood and overcrowding at shelters has prompted the creation of a non-profit organization raising funds to buy land in a town willing to welcome a new encampment for the homeless in Central Jersey.

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New Tent Enclave outskirts of Lakewood, by Tentcity.org
New Tent Enclave outskirts of Lakewood, by Tentcity.org
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Squatter’s rights and wrongs: Lakewood homeless dweller’s day in court postponed

The onetime Lakewood Tent City inhabitant who defied a township ordinance and returned to the woods will wait a little longer to learn whether his next abode has iron bars.

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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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Local Singer Gives Tent City a Voice

A singer from Freehold is giving a voice to the former residents of Lakewood's Tent City as her song accompanies the documentary "Destiny's Bridge" at the Music in Film Festival in Asbury Park...

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Former Tent City Homeless Facing Eviction Again After Year of Free Housing

Eviction notices are going out to some of the former Tent City homeless residents who were provided with one-year of free housing rent by Lakewood Township when the encampment was shut-down in June, 2014. 

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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"...

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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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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...

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