The Corporation for Supportive Housing has released the data from the January 25, 2007 point in time count. A Summary of the statewide findings and Full Report with county-level data are available on their web site. To view the full report click here. To view data on all counties click here. To view data by county use the links at the bottom of this post.
The report finds that on the day of the point in time count there were seventeen thousand thirty six (17,036) homeless persons in New Jersey, including four thousand six hundred thirty nine (4,639) children. The count surveyed sheltered (10,510) and unsheltered (1,887) homeless adults and also requested information regarding any children in the household. Families represented 20% of the population.
Among demographic trends in the survey responses are the findings that:
Homelessness is present in every county and that there are trends of both urban and rural homelessness, although rural homelessness is harder to count due to poorer service networks.
50% of adults were male, 41% female, 1% transgender, and 10% unknown
Nearly 80% were white, about 15% Black, and the remaining adults reported as Asian or other (no separate Hispanic category)
30% were living in shelters, 18% in hotels/motels, 23% in transitional housing, 15% on the streets, and 14% did not indicate.