HUD Releases 2019 AHAR Including Data on Racial Inequity in America’s Homeless Population
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released The 2019 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), Part 1. The AHAR report estimates homelessness in the U.S. and includes at the end of the document an appendix with New Jersey specific data.
“What the report did not say: homelessness is solvable,” said NLIHC president and CEO Diane Yentel in press statement on the report. “We have proven solutions to end homelessness and, in the wealthiest nation in the world, we have the resources to solve the problem. We lack only the political will to fund the solutions at the scale necessary.”
- 8,862 people experiencing homelessness on the evening of January 23, 2019,
- 5,895 were single adults and 2,967 individuals were part of a family household,
- 551 veterans experiencing homelessness,
- 1,482 individuals living unsheltered and 7,380 individuals living in a shelter, and
- There has been a 6.5% decrease in New Jersey’s homeless population since 2018.