Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Judge Orders Help for NJ Tent City Residents

Residents of a New Jersey homeless encampment will not be evicted from their tents in the woods without being offered indoor housing for at least a year under terms of an agreement reached Friday.

Tent City hearing
Tent City hearing (TheLakewoodScoop.com)

Jeff Wild, an attorney for 80 or so residents of Tent City, says the agreement still must be ratified by the homeless themselves, as well as Lakewood officials.

The camp, in Lakewood, has been home to 80 or so residents for seven years.

Lakewood had wanted the judge to order the residents to apply for county assistance, ban any new arrivals and shut the site down.

Advocates for the residents say the region lacks shelters for homeless adults.

The judge ruled last year the government had some responsibility to care for the poor.

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!