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Photo Essay: Tent City, Ontario

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Tent City is a homeless camp that has been growing in both size and reputation in Ontario for almost a year now. It is a place where the homeless can find a refuge that offers relative safety and was set "up on city property just west of LA/Ontario International Airport last June to lure the local homeless away from dangerous sites" by area officials. In recent months, however, police have begun to tow cars away in response to Tent City's rapid expansion, and then created a rule that only residents of Ontario could live there, thereby mandating the departure of homeless people from other places.

LAist Featured Photos pool contributor Tom Andrews visited Tent City this weekend, and has shared with us these photos of the site and those who remain there. A documentary made about Tent City--also known as Camp Hope--follows after the jump.

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