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CORRECTS AGE OF RESLOW TO 29 - In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Josh Reslow, 29, and his girlfriend Brittney Hines, 25, are interviewed outside the tent city erected outside the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Detroit officials have received no complaints about the tent city residents and have no plans to move them from the park, said Sgt. Michael Woody, a police department spokesman. “They’re not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues,” Woody said. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Charles Floyd Jones picks up trash at the tent city on the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and retail square-footage fetches top dollar. Jones and others in this makeshift community of seven tents say they have nowhere else to go. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
In a photo from Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Charles Floyd Jones picks up trash at the tent city on the eastern edge of downtown Detroit. Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and retail square-footage fetches top dollar. Jones and others in this makeshift community of seven tents say they have nowhere else to go.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 10: A view of downtown Detroit looking south along Woodward Avenue is shown December 10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced at a press conference the end of the City of Detroit's emergency status and its exit from an historic bankruptcy December 10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit was the largest city in in the history of the United States to file for bankruptcy. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 10: Ford Field and the General Motors world headquarters are shown downtown December 10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced at a press conference the end of the City of Detroit's emergency status and its exit from an historic bankruptcy. Detroit was the largest city in in the history of the United States to file for bankruptcy. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 10: The General Motors world headquarters is shown downtown December 10, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced at a press conference the end of the City of Detroit's emergency status and its exit from an historic bankruptcy. Detroit was the largest city in in the history of the United States to file for bankruptcy. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Buildings stand downtown in the view from the Mexicantown neighborhood of Southwest Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. An influx of 16,000 immigrant Latinos and a commercial corridor where 17 taquerias opened in five years have spared Southwest Detroit from the citys downward spiral. Photographer: Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg via Getty Images
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: An abandoned home north of downtown that was tagged for demolition. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: In the kitchen of an abandoned home just north of downtown Detroit. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: After this Catholic Church closed many years ago it was re-used briefly by a Baptist congragation that used the confessional booths as a closet. That church failed also as population dwindled east of downtown Detroit. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: The view from the help desk at a rotting office building just north of downtown. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: After this Catholic Church closed many years ago it was re-used briefly by a Baptist congragation that used the confessional booths as a closet. That church failed also as population dwindled east of downtown Detroit. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN- JUNE 06: The view from the help desk at a rotting office building just north of downtown. Detroit has tens of thousands of blighted, abandoned and burned-out structures. A program will begin soon to systematically tear many of them down.(Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
The uncompleted jail-building project in Detroit is seen Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Three county officials ties to the project that went $91 million over budget have been indicted in Wayne County, prosecutors announced Monday. An investigation began in Sept. 2013 into whether there was any criminal activity involved in the planned 2,000-bed jail on the northeastern edge of downtown. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
FILE In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, Detroit's downtown is shown with an abandoned home. Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in American history in 2013, yet the Motor City's resurgent auto industry is strong enough to host a show that by one estimate will generate nearly $400 million for the area's economy. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows a graffiti-marked abandoned home north of downtown Detroit, in background While Detroit enters 2014 in bankruptcy, facing $18 billion or more in debt, the Motor City's resurgent auto industry is strong enough to host a show that by one estimate will generate nearly $400 million for the area's economy. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
In a photo from Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, an empty field in Brush Park, north of Detroit's downtown is shown with an abandoned home. Detroit, which on Thursday, July 18, 2013, filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in American history, owes as much as $20 billion to banks, bondholders and pension funds. The city can get rid of its gargantuan debt, but a bankruptcy judge can’t bring back residents or raise its dwindling revenue. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
FILE - This Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, shows downtown Detroit as seen from Belle Isle park in Detroit. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr and Gov. Rick Snyder signed a 30-year lease on Oct. 1, 2013, that would make Belle Isle a state park. The deal would save the cash-strapped city more than $6 million each year in maintenance and upkeep. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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DETROIT (AP) - Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business.

Jones and others in this makeshift community of seven tents - believed to be the only tent city in Detroit - say they have nowhere else to go.

"By us being out of bankruptcy, they can see that you got people out here that's struggling," said Jones, 51.

The city's homeless numbers swelled over the past decade as manufacturing and other jobs disappeared and homes were lost during the national foreclosure crisis. All told, about 16,200 of Detroit's 680,000 residents - almost 2.4 percent - are believed to be living on the streets or in temporary shelters - and that doesn't account for other types of homelessness, such as teens going from friend to friend and families living in motels.

By comparison, only about 1 percent of San Francisco's more than 800,000 residents are homeless. But San Francisco is on much firmer financial ground than Detroit, which shed $7 billion in debt during bankruptcy. Its restructuring plan aims to raise revenue and improve city services with $1.7 billion in funding, but it also calls for austerity in budgeting.

"I love Detroit. I'd hope things would get better," said 29-year-old Josh Reslow, who shares a tent in the encampment with girlfriend Brittney Hines, 25. "I'm a carpenter and with no work going on, I guess, that's part of the reason I'm on the street."

The city has "tried to provide" for homeless programs throughout Detroit's financial crisis and bankruptcy, according to the Rev. Faith Fowler, executive director of the nonprofit Cass Community Social Services. Her nonprofit is one of three that will operate warming centers through the end of March on behalf of the city.

"They want to make sure that people are safe and that their needs are met throughout the winter," she said.

Like others sheltered only by layers of warm clothing beneath canvas tents, Jones "hustles" because he can't find a steady job. He accepts handouts and makes a few bucks directing fans into downtown parking lots before sporting events. He said he helped start the tent city about two months ago, with others joining later.

"It's quiet and you really don't get bothered by too many people," said Jones, who also lives with his girlfriend and has been homeless for four years.

He isn't a fan of the rescue mission: "The last time I was there, I got bedbugs. Hopefully, I can find a shelter somewhere that's presentable and me and my girl can go and make a stay for the winter."

Lewis Hickson, operations manager of the Neighborhood Service Organization's Tumaini Center, said his group has dropped off coats at the tent city that can be used as sleeping bags.

"You try to encourage them to come in out of the cold," Hickson said. "They really don't like shelter life because of the rules."

One strategy to get the chronically homeless off the street is to make them eligible for state and federal rental assistance programs, according to Dr. Robert Okin, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Similar programs are found in Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan.

"That can then be used to help the city pay for low-cost housing. It will cover a lot of the rent," said Okin, who wrote about homeless Americans in his book "Silent Voices."

Nationally, about 85 percent of the chronically homeless stay in permanent housing once they have access, but Okin warned that it should be supportive housing, with "staff that can help people when they get into trouble."

Detroit officials have received no complaints about the tent city and have no plans to move them from the park, said Sgt. Michael Woody, a police department spokesman.

"They're not breaking any laws that are violent in nature or effecting quality of life issues," Woody said. "If they did want to leave, we would help them with what resources we could muster, but discussions may need to be had soon in finding them something a little more permanent."

RELATED: See photos of The Jungle, the nation's largest homeless encampment in San Jose, Calif.

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People walk along a thrash-lined trail at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A sign in support of The Jungle is posted at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp, known as The Jungle, must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Police and city officials look into a makeshift home built underground at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
People walk along a thrash-lined trail at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A resident peeks out from inside a trailer after receiving an order to move at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Jose police officer Eduardo Sandoval looks inside a makeshift tent as notices to move are handed out at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Carlos Tovar, a contractor in charge of cleanup, left, hands out a warning notice to a resident of the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Police officers and city officials hand out warning notices at a Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp, known as The Jungle, must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Robert Aguirre, a resident at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle, shows a notice asking him to move Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. City officials began posting notices on hand built structures, tents and tree trunks warning the 200 residents of what is likely the nation's largest homeless encampment that the bulldozers are coming. People living in the Silicon Valley camp, known as The Jungle, must be out by Thursday, Dec. 4 or face arrest for trespassing. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology Debris and trash is scattered around an empty tent at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A woman drinks a beer during a rainstorm at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology The words 'welcome to the jungle' are inscribed on the post of a flooded dwelling at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A man rides along a muddy path carrying his belongings at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A pair of blue jeans are used as a door mat at the entrance to a dwelling in the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology Lilly Mei walks with a newly found knife and shoe at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology Lilly Mei pauses for a photo after sifting through a pile of shoes at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A sign is posted near a trash-lined path at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology Wielding a newly found knife, Lilly Mei sifts through a shopping cart at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A man who declined to give his name walks with belongings at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A tree house is seen at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A tree house is seen at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A sign posted renames an area 'Hush Park' at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A house covered in wrapping paper with a cardboard chimney is seen at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology An empty underground dwelling is seen at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A man who only goes by the name David gulps down a drink at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A sign from the city of San Jose is posted is posted at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A shirt with a morale-boosting message is placed atop mud and debris at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology An unidentified person walks along a muddy path at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
With AFP Story by Veronique DUPONT: US-Poverty-Homeless-Technology A man pushes a cart filled with debris at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as 'The Jungle' on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 in San Jose, California. More than 300 residents of the shantytown have been given notices to leave the area by the morning of Thursday, December 4, 2014. Many of have nowhere else to go. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
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