Homelessness Decreases 21% in Memphis

We Can and Should See the Same Results in NJ!

Homelessness Decreases 21% in MemphisThe 2014 Point-in-Time Count in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee found that from 2012 to 2014:

  • Overall homelessness in Memphis-Shelby County, Tenn. decreased by 21% and chronic homelessness among individuals decreased by 39% and
  • The number of homeless families decreased by 30%, from 214 families in 2012 to 149 families in 2014.

Their 2014 Point-In-Time Count numbers were released on March 20, 2014 and the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) has published an updated “Community Snapshot of Memphis-Shelby County.”

We can do the same in New Jersey and decrease overall homelessness including chronic homelessness and the number of homeless families. And we should!

Click here for the updated snapshot.