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Reportage: tent city

Johnnie Andersen kisses his fiancee in the tent they share with Andersen's father, Johnnie Andersen Sr. and his girlfriend, in Tent City #3 outside the Lake City Christian Church in Seattle. Tent cities are a growing West Coast phenomenom offering a temporary solution to the homeless problem, however Seattle, WA and Portland,OR are the only two municipalities in the United States to legally sanction them.
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Johnnie Andersen kisses his fiancee in the tent they share with Andersen's father, Johnnie Andersen Sr. and his girlfriend, in Tent City #3 outside the Lake City Christian Church in Seattle. Tent cities are a growing West Coast phenomenom offering a temporary solution to the homeless problem, however Seattle, WA and Portland,OR are the only two municipalities in the United States to legally sanction them. "It beats the heck out of sleeping on the sidewalk." the younger Andersen says. (© Karen Ducey/ Seattle PI)