New Jersey Homelessness Statistics

As of January 2018, New Jersey had an estimated 9398 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, 1093 were family households, 555 were Veterans, 518 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1286 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.

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.

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

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Homelessness Statistics for New Jersey

  • Total Homeless Population

    9398

  • Total Family Households Experiencing Homelessness

    1093

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

    555

  • Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness

    1286

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

    518

  • Total Number of Homeless Students

    10391

  • Total Number of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

    0

  • Nighttime Residence: Unsheltered

    31

  • Nighttime Residence: Shelters

    1060

  • Nighttime Residence: Hotels/motels

    760

  • Nighttime Residence: Doubled up

    8540

Contact Info on Homelessness for New Jersey

USICH Contact - Regional Coordinator

Robert Pulster

(202) 754-1584

State Interagency Council

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

State Homeless Education Coordinator
Housing and Urban Development Contacts