Welcome To "Transition Park", The Horrible Tent City In Camden, NJ

Camden Tent City 2

Photo: TransitionPark.com

There’s no easy way to say it, but Camden, New Jersey — a city right across the river from Philadelphia — has a reputation for being one of the poorest, most decrepit towns in the United States. Since the 1970s, the city has been the epitome of poverty with no solution in sight.

And when the financial crisis hit in 2006, Camden got hit hard. Really hard. Off highway I-676 at Exit 5A  lies a place called Transition Park, better known as Tent City. The community even has an official website and they post strict rules for anyone looking to stay there.

If you think you’ve seen poverty, get ready to be shocked at what you’re about to see.

This is what it looks like

People have been living here for years.

Imagine living here during a blizzard

Tents have had their roof collapse due to the snowfall in the winter

Some residents get completely snowed in

But, they stand together

The rules of the tent city

Governor Chris Cristie talks with residents

Residents express their concerns to the New Jersey Governor

Residents are interviewed

They tell their stories of how they ended up in Transition Park

Video of Transition Park

A view from I-676 of the park

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