Hudson County homeless shelters near capacity in cold weather

Where will they sleep tonight?

This article in the Hudson Reporter underscores the extent of the crisis of homelessness as cold weather arrives.

Hudson County homeless shelters near capacity in cold weather

Madeline Friedman, Reporter staff writer  11/25/2007
 
As the temperatures drop, the county’s three main homeless shelters are starting to feel the cold-weather crunch.

The three shelters – Palisades Emergency Residence Coalition in Union City, the Hoboken Homeless Shelter, and St. Lucy’s in Jersey City – have been operating at or near capacity on most nights, shelter workers said. The three shelters have, respectively, 40, 50, and 80 beds per night, but there are estimated to be approximately 2,973 homeless people in the county. 

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