NJCounts 2015 found 10,211 homeless men, women and children across the state of New Jersey. This showed a decrease of 1,645 persons (13.9%) from 2014. While the decrease shows progress, the count still shows the critical need for voucher and homeless assistance funding.
Other key findings as compared to NJCounts 2014 include:
Of the 7,441 total homeless households, 1,346 were families showing a 21% decrease (a family is defined as a household with at least one child under the age of 18 and one adult);
1,425 persons identified as chronically homeless, showing a slight decrease of 74 persons (4.9%);
974 persons living un-sheltered showing a slight increase of 43 persons (4.6%); and
1,074 (10.5%) of the homeless adults in 2015 were young adults between the ages of 18 and 24.