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Tent City Demontration -August 29 2015 - Uptown, Chicago, IL

Tent City is what we call the area around the Wilson Street Bridge where the homeless gather as a community of mutal support. They do what communities do to support each other, protect each other but in a limited waydue to the lack of resources. They have jobs are supporting families but can not make enough to keep themselves in housing. Often times it splits up families because while women and children can find shelter men are expluded. Minimum wage falls way short of the minimum it takes to live in Chicago.