Best Temporary Town

Tent City

Staff Pick

There’s no simple solution when it comes to Tent City. What started as a small encampment under I-26 grew into a community unto itself. As nearby residents began to get nervous and reports of campfires and fights began to surface, city officials finally took action to acknowledge the area’s growing number of homeless individuals. Although Tent City’s numbers have begun to dwindle, Charleston still faces the dilemma of affordable housing and keeping the city livable for all residents. If the growth of Tent City was a catalyst for real change, then maybe something positive will have come from this city inside a city. —Dustin Waters
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