NJCounts 2019 Results
On the night of January 22, 2019 a total of 8,864 men, women and children in 6,748 households were identified as experiencing homelessness in the state of New Jersey. This was an overall decrease of 439 persons (5%) from the number of persons identified in 2018.
- 5,531 people were in Emergency Shelter, a 4% decrease compared to 2018
- 1,832 people were in Transitional Housing, a 4% decrease compared to 2018
- 19 people were in Safe Have, no change compared to 2018
- 1,492 people were Unsheltered, a 9% decrease compared to 2018
- 1,462 persons were identified as Chronically Homeless, a 13.5% increase compared to 2018
- 551 persons were identified as Veterans, a 3% decrease compared to 2018
- 917 persons were identified as Youth Households (persons under the age of 25 not accompanied by an adult over the age of 24), a 15% decrease compared to 2018
- 801 persons identified as Victims of Domestic Violence, an 8% increase compared to 2018
Persons identifying as Black or African-American and those identifying as American Indian or Alaska Native are over-represented in the population experiencing homelessness. For persons identifying as Black or African American, while 13% of the state population, they represent 49% of the population experiencing homelessness. Similarly, persons identifying as American Indian/Alaska Native represent .1% of the state population and .6% of the population experiencing homelessness.
For more information about the results of NJCounts 2019 please see below:
January 22, 2019
NJCounts, the annual statewide Point-in-Time count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the New Jersey, will take place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Monarch Housing Associates is coordinating NJCounts for the 6th year working with networks of organizations, agencies and others that plan community efforts to end homelessness across New Jersey’s twenty-one counties.
Volunteers will ask those experiencing homelessness in shelters and in un-sheltered locations where they spent the night of January 22, 2019.