An in situ study was conducted of a tent city near downtown Fresno, California. The objective of the Study was to explore this unusual community of homeless people and learn something of its inhabitants. The Fresno location was chosen based on its size (the Study Area extends over several city blocks) and substantial population (approximately 300 individuals). The project methodology was simple: The Principal Researcher (PR) would set up a tent within the tent city and observe the inhabitants.
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