New Jersey Point In Time Homelessness Count 2020

Count Finds Over 3,000 People Experiencing Homelessness in Essex and Hudson Counties

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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.
179 Van Buren Street Newark Rendering

After Homeless Shelter Plan Denied, Apartments Could Come to Newark Building

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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.
Holiday Inn Newark Airport Hotel

Newark to Continue Using Hotel to House Homeless Population During Pandemic

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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.”
403 University Avenue Homeless Shelter Newark

New 20-Room Emergency Shelter Proposed for Newark

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The proposed 20-bedroom facility on University Avenue could be approved tonight.
Ironbound Station Plaza Newark

Newark Plans to Launch Homelessness Commission

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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 Homelessness

City of Hoboken Launches Task Force to Address Homelessness

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Hoboken is the first municipality to launch its own dedicated task force to address homelessness.
Abandoned Buildings Like These In Trenton Are Where Some Homeless Residents Can Be Found Overnight

Homelessness in the Garden State: Trenton Takes Part in 2018 Point-in-Time Count

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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.
New Jersey Homelessness1

Homelessness in the Garden State: New Jersey to Participate in Nationwide Count Today

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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.
Newark Shelter 1

Homelessness in the Garden State: Winter Shelter Opens in Newark

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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.
A Better Life Homeless Housing Newark Opens

A Better Life Awaits Newarkers Experiencing Homelessness

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A new 20-unit community exclusively for homeless Newark residents has opened at 101 14th Avenue.

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