Bright & (Not So) Early: What About Tent City Edition

Good morning, Nashville. One of the ongoing controversies following the flood has been figuring out what to do with residents of Tent City–a homeless encampment near the river that was home to nearly 140 people. Like everything else, Tent City flooded and destroyed what few possessions these folks had including birth certificates and other important stuff. The possibly-toxic sludge left behind also made their tents uninhabitable. Homeless advocates are trying to figure out the best way to handle the situation since many of the residents chose to live there “off the grid”-style. Some have ended up on the streets or in shelters, others in temporary hotels or emergency housing, and the Metro Homelessness Commission is working hard to come up with a long-term solution.

Photo by Grey Street Girl.