If I had a nickel for every time I read that I'd be pretty well off.
You only find tent cities in urbanized areas. In the country and here in the desert this class of fold are distributed here, there and everywhere. There's people sleeping all over town, all over the mountains surrounding town, out in the desert in every conceivable shelter. And this has been going on since time immemorial but these days you can imagine this population growing.
Where is the outrage? Hmmmm....stifled on the one hand by GOP orthodoxy and milked on the other by liberal orthodoxy.
There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.