NJCounts 2018 found 9,303 homeless men, women and children, in 6,982 households in NJ an increase of 771 persons (9%) from 2017.
out of reach
The NLIHC’s Out of Reach 2018 report revealed that the current wage that a renter in NJ would need to earn to afford a two-bedroom apartment is $28.17/hour.
On March 5, 2018, The New York Times reported on “Ben Carson on His Vexing Reign at HUD: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This.”
New York City/Newark/Jersey City was one of the metropolitan areas tracked in the report and ranked 81 out of 100 in economic growth from 2015 to 2016.
Trump’s FY19 budget instead of providing robust funding, slashes federal housing benefits that help millions of low income seniors, people with disabilities and afford their homes.