Mercer, Hudson, Ocean Counties and More!
The release of the results of NJ Counts 2014 on June 9, 2014 attracted attention from media outlets across New Jersey. On the night of January 28, 2014, 13,900 men, women and children were counted across the state of New Jersey. This was an overall increase of 1,898 persons, or 15.8%, compared to the 2013 count.
The links below share the most recent news coverage:
- MyCentralJersey.com – Said Monarch Housing’s Kate Kelly, counties “are moving forward with interventions that would end homelessness,” pointing to Mercer County’s efforts in so-called rapid re-housing, in which homeless families entering emergency shelters or transitional housing systems are immediately provided with services that can quickly place permanent roofs over their heads.
- Hudson Reporter inked to the Hudson County report and will do a full story in this week’s issue.
- Hudson County – The Jersey Journal – “We believe that this year’s count represents as accurate a picture as possible of homelessness in New Jersey on a single night,” said Jay Everett of Monarch Housing.
- Ocean County – BrickPatch.Com Though there was a slight drop in homelessness in Ocean County, the report’s authors reported 13,900 homeless people living in New Jersey overall, a 15.8 percent increase over 2013.
- And KSPR33 in Missouri shared CNNMoney.com’s coverage of the NJ Counts 2014 results in Camden.