Homeless tent encampment Los Angeles 2015
Selection from On the Street artist’s book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
The tents are already back up in Seattle?
That should be no surprise. Tearing down tent camps will not fix the problem. Most homeless people don’t live on the street from choice. Tear down the tents and the homeless will just sleep under the stars…
In the old days families were more generational close-knit and people had safety supports. An old gal told me during the depression 3 families lived in a small house to get by. Nowadays everyone is on their own more or less. No support other than the concrete.
During the Great Depression they had lodging houses to give people a bed.
We still have charity kitchens to feed people. Here is a Depression era soup kitchen.
The homeless seemed to prefer hard-sided, makeshift houses back then to the tents the homeless pitch nowadays – NYC