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.
These are the reports for each County as well as the combined CoC’s. To compare and view the 2014 NJCounts reports click here.