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New Jersey Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2020, New Jersey had an estimated 9662 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, 1081 were family households, 595 were Veterans, 514 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1743 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.

Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2018-2019 school year shows that an estimated 13929 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 42 students were unsheltered, 1754 were in shelters, 1538 were inhotels/motels, and 10595 were doubled up.

Use our map to compare New Jersey homeless statistics with other states and filter statistics by the data source. You can also find contact information for each state under the map.

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Homelessness Statistics for New Jersey

  • Total Homeless Population

    9662

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    1081

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    595

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1743

  • Unaccompanied Young Adults (Aged 18-24) Experiencing Homelessness

    514

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    13929

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    2626

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    42

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1754

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    1538

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    10595

Contact Info on Homelessness for New Jersey

USICH Contact - Director of National Initiatives

Beverley Ebersold

(202) 754-1585

State Interagency Council

According to our records, this state does not have an interagency council.

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts