567 Homeless Veterans in New Jersey

Data Point: Veteran Homelessness in the United States

Homeless VeteranOn Monday, November 7, 2011 the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) released a one-page brief, “Data Point: Veteran Homelessness in the United States.”

As reported in this brief, a 2010 count found 567 homeless veterans in New Jersey and the rate of homeless veterans is 8-15 per 10,000 veterans. Nationally, the data shows that there are 76,000 homeless veterans on a given night and 145,000 sheltered homeless veterans over a 12-month period.

The brief provides key data on homelessness among veterans as reported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) in the recent report, “Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2010 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.”

Click here to read the full brief.

Homelessness on Veterans Day 11-11-11

  • 5 year goal: time frame to end veteran homelessness as set by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development
  • 35 out of every 10,000 veterans are homeless
  • 76,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States
  • 145,000 veterans use homeless housing programs every year