The Voices of Uptown Tent City

Story and photos by Eunice Wang

Uptown Tent City residents are having a hard time after losing their homes under Lake Shore Drive viaducts on the North Side of Chicago due to a six-month construction project for bridge repairs. Uptown neighborhood residents are witnessing the dilemma, and wonder how to strike a balance between fixing the crumbling bridge and protecting homeless people, upholding their dignity as well as their sense of community? In this audio piece by Eunice Wang, we hear from Tent City residents and their neighbors.

Listen to the story on SoundCloud here.

 Photo: People living below a viaduct on the North Side are being displaced by construction, forcing them to search for new homes.