Reno’s Tent City

By Digital Journalist November 9th, 2008

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Tammy Tyra of Texas tries to warm up in a tent city for the homeless in downtown Reno, Nevada, Oct. 6, 2008. Tyra works cleaning trucks but is unable to make enough money to afford housing. The City of Reno set up the tent city when existing shelters became overcrowded as Nevada struggles with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.

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