Construction on a state-of-the-art homeless services facility in Jersey City has officially started.
The annual Point-in-Time Count aims to estimate the number of people experiencing homelessness in New Jersey and throughout the country. Now, the numbers from the 2020 count have been released, showing a general uptick in homelessness statewide.
After plans to turn a building in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood into a shelter for veterans experiencing homelessness were denied, a developer is seeking to bring nine apartments to the building.
The City of Newark is leasing 325 rooms at a Holiday Inn near the airport “in order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the homeless, senior population and any other vulnerable population.”
The proposed 20-bedroom facility on University Avenue could be approved tonight.
The proposed task force in New Jersey’s largest city would be among the first of its kind in a state where homelessness remains a crisis.
Hoboken is the first municipality to launch its own dedicated task force to address homelessness.
Hundreds of volunteers were sent out across New Jersey yesterday as part of the nationwide Point-in-Time Count to survey people who are experiencing homelessness. Jersey Digs participated in the event in Trenton and spoke with local leaders and homeless residents.
The annual Point-in-Time Count will be held today across the United States. Local organizations are aiming to determine just how many New Jerseyans woke up this morning without a home.
The City of Newark has partnered with other organizations and agencies to open a shelter and bring the homeless inside out of the cold. This is the first report in an exclusive Jersey Digs series focusing on homelessness across the state.
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