NJCounts 2016 found 8,941 homeless men, women and children across the state of New Jersey. This showed a decrease of 1,279 persons (12.4%) from 2015. While the decrease shows progress, the count still shows the critical need for voucher and homeless assistance funding.
NJ Counts 2016 Overall Results
8,941 homeless men, women and children were counted across the state of New Jersey on the night of the Point-in-Time Count.
This was an overall decrease of 1,270 persons, or 12.4%, compared to the 2015 count.
1,425 persons, in 1,249 households, were identified as chronically homeless, a decrease of 74 persons, or 4.9%, compared to the 2014.
1,442 persons were un-sheltered; up 48% from the 974 persons counted in 2015.