New Jersey Homelessness Statistics
As of January 2017, New Jersey had an estimated 8536 experiencing homelessness on any given day, as reported by Continuums of Care to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Of that Total, 1018 were family households, 583 were Veterans, 492 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1069 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2016-2017 school year shows that an estimated 10391 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 31 students were unsheltered, 1060 were in shelters, 760 were inhotels/motels, and 8540 were doubled up.
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If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.