Lakewood is the fastest-growing town in New Jersey and is also home to the largest homeless encampment in the state. The tent city has been a controversial topic in town for years, but with the influx of Orthodox Jews, a debate about poverty, politics and fairness has split the community.
A homeless minister leads a battle against a New Jersey Township as economic pressures close in on the community. The documentary is about a group of homeless people living in the woods that are demanding fair housing from a municipality that has filed a lawsuit to have them evicted. Lakewood’s problem is that a Superior Court Judge has ruled in favor of the homeless encampment and now the town is being sued by the homeless for unfair housing and the lack of shelters. The temporary court order stay gives the visionary preacher time to present his ideas on building small houses that can be affordable to people living on minimum wage.