What is Tent City?
From The Wikipedia entry on "Tent City"
The term tent city is used to describe a variety of temporary housing facilities made using tents. Informal tent cities may be set up without authorization by homeless people or protesters. As well, state governments or military organizations set up tent cities to house refugees, evacuees, or soldiers. Tent cities set up by homeless people may be similar to shanty towns, which are informal settlements in which the buildings are made from scrap building materials.
The following links lead to pages containing information on the tent cities in those areas, with external links to media articles, online videos and websites. This is a work in progress, and most pages are very incomplete. If you have any info on these tent cities, or would like to add to the list, please send us an email.
List of Tent Cities, Past, Present and Future
List Of Tent Cities
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia