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Cities Tolerate Tent Cities, Homeless Camps During Recession

First Posted: 09/11/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

Tent Cities

wsj.com:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last summer, police responding to complaints about campfires under a highway overpass found dozens of homeless people living on public land along the Cumberland River.

Eviction notices went up -- and then were suspended by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a Democrat, who said housing for the homeless should be found first.

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