New Jersey Homelessness Statistics
As of January 2019, New Jersey had an estimated 8862 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, 993 were family households, 551 were Veterans, 496 were unaccompanied young adults (aged 18-24), and 1419 were individuals experiencing chronic homelessness.
Public school data reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the 2017-2018 school year shows that an estimated 13234 public school students experienced homelessness over the course of the year. Of that total, 76 students were unsheltered, 1982 were in shelters, 1511 were inhotels/motels, and 9665 were doubled up.
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If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact the Continuum of Care in your local area for assistance.