NJCounts 2017 found 8,532 homeless men, women and children across the state of New Jersey. This number decreased by 409 persons (4.6%) from 2016.
Project Homeless Connect
In Gloucester County the homeless often choose to shelter in abandoned homes or in wooded areas far from public view instead of on the streets.
Ending homelessness is the goal of #NjCounts. The Data Defines the crisis and sets the stage for permanent housing solutions.
NJCounts searched under bridges, in parks, and any places where homeless people are known to habitate when they’re living outside.
During NJCounts the scarcity of affordable housing is an issue that you hear in the voices of those who are facing the prospect of immediate homelessness.