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.
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If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.