In early 2001 I spent three months living in Tent City III, at the time, the only tent city officially sanctioned in Seattle. We camped in church parking lots and moved every three weeks to another church. Many residents of Tent City were employed, mostly in temporary or day labor jobs, but had insufficient income to obtain more permanent housing. As of 2009 there are several more Tent Cities in the greater Seattle Area.

Setting up camp in the evening.  2001