Video below from Nj.com. (Please note, there are women in the video). For years, homeless advocate Steven Brigham, of Lakewood Outreach Ministry, has been visiting squatters camps in and around Lakewood. Like all the homeless camps in the area, this one is illegal. Residents say the camp is a functioning community and would like to see it legitimized on donated land. The township says the camps are dangerous and untenable, no matter how organized they are. Just a couple months ago, The Lakewood Scoop reported about a homeless man which was killed, when his tent caught fire. Click here to see the report.
|Lakewood tent city homeless communities stir controversy|