Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok With The Mega Giant Retailer , In Fact They Promote It.
We all know that people fall on hard times and sometimes they fall on harder times. At first it may be you are a little late on a bill, then a couple of bills, then all of them. You can't keep up with rising cost, medical bills, the fall of the economyy and just plain bad luck.

Some people fall all the way down where they have no place to stay.

Police chase you off benches, sidewalks, out of parks and any place else a unfortunate person may try to squat, when the goings got too tough.

Well it might be shocking to find out but some people are actually catching a little break by squatting in some Walmart parking lots.

Have you ever notice the same car, truck, bus, camper people, on several of your trips to the local Walmart?

It's probably because those individuals have been camping out for a while in the parking lot.

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Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway

Homeless People Stay In Walmart Parking Lots And It's Ok

Photographer Nolan Conway


You can count on one of Walmart’s over 3,000 stores being nearby. Walmart’s policy of allowing overnight stays in their parking lots is intended to boost sales, but has the domino effect of creating a subculture around its locations.

People are still subject to the mercy of local laws.

The two separate Walmart parking lots in Flagstaff, Arizona are specifically known for their long-term residents, and this past summer photographer Nolan Conway spent several days making a series of portraits of both the overnighters and the people who call these parking lots a temporary home.

“Flagstaff is the one place in Arizona where it’s not too hot in the summer and a lot of people who live in their cars or RVs stay there,” he says.

People go through all kinds of things in this life but adapting to bad times, perserverance, buckling up and with a little help from Walmart, they survive.

More pics at
Photographer Nolan Conway's Website

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