A TENT CITY JUST NORTH OF THE ST. LOUIS ARCH

People have been living in tents near the downtown riverfront for some time now. However, the community known as Hopeville is relatively new.  The site was established in May 2010 when a group of homeless men and women were evicted from a railroad tunnel near the St. Louis Post Dispatch building on Tucker to make way for a new construction project.


This website is sponsored by INSIDE DHARMA, a Buddhist outreach program. We intend to provide images and information about Hopeville, as well as demonstrate the resourcefulness and some of the problems in this spontaneous, hard-pressed community.

Click here to view some of the images taken on the night of January 4th, when four tents were destroyed.

City issues rules for Hopeville
January 21, 2011. Click here.http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_8c2a23e0-259d-11e0-96c0-0017a4a78c22.htmlhttp://www.stltoday.com/news/national/article_59abb2da-25d4-11e0-861d-0017a4a78c22.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0

IN MAY 2012 THE TENT ENCAMPMENTS WERE BULLDOZED AND RESIDENTS EVICTED. MANY

RECEIVED PERMANENT HOUSING PROVIDED BY  THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS.