"The reality is that there are lot more people that are at-risk or meet other definitions of homeless," said Monarch Housing’s Taiisa Kelly.
For young people, the tent city is an opportunity to have a one night experience of what it’s like for a homeless person to live on the street.
The un-sheltered number is increasing significantly in Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Mercer Counties which are all home to major public transit stations.
Jackson’s family has been homeless before, when Jackson was in first grade. Now that he’s going in fifth grade, it appears they may be homeless again.
Joining Los Angeles, Portland and Hawaii, the city of Seattle has responded to its growing homelessness problem by declaring a state of emergency.