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Long Marmero to coordinate legal issues for former resident’s of Camden’s Tent City

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

In partnership with the Nehemiah Group and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Long Marmero has agreed to coordinate pro bono legal counsel for the former residents of Camden’s Tent City. Tent City was a homeless community of approximately fifty persons located under an overpass in Camden, New Jersey. Through the leadership of the Nehemiah Group, local government and community stakeholders the former residents have been relocated temporarily to a Cherry Hill hotel. Over the next several months these persons will be moved to more traditional housing situations.
James Schroeder of Long, Marmero met today with Rev. Amir Khan, President and Micah Khan, Director of Operations for Nehemiah Group to ascertain the specific needs of the individuals now staying in Cherry Hill. Over the next few weeks Mr. Schroeder will be soliciting the assistance of members of the local bar to accept one or more pro bono clients.
Under the direction of Nehemiah Group many organizations and private corporations are collaborating to assist the former tent-city residents with food, housing, education, job search and training, legal assistance and spiritual guidance.
Mr. Schroeder also serves as General Counsel for the Atlantic City Rescue Mission who have also committed the organization’s support to the work of the Nehemiah Group.
Any member of the New Jersey Bar who would consider accepting a client from among these formerly homeless men and women can contact Mr. Schroeder at (856) 848-6440 or jim@longmarmero.com.
Long Marmero & Associates are a New Jersey law firm specializing in land use, local government and civil litigation with offices in Woodbury, Camden, Medford and Egg Harbor City.

Here are some articles of interest related to the Tent City Rescue Project:
Philadelphia Inquirer Article
Philly.com Article
Philly.com Article 2
Courier Post Article

Here are some Videos related to the Tent City Rescue Project:
ABC 6 News—New Beginning for Tent City Residents
Tent City Gets a Reprieve
How do people end up in tent city?
WHYY Radio Interview