HUD: 9,662 experienced homelessness a year ago in NJ. Here’s what the federal government is doing to help

The number of people living on the streets is said to be increasing, and a year ago in New Jersey, the number was at 9,600 people, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 10:43 AM

Updated 1,141 days ago

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The number of people living on the streets is said to be increasing, and a year ago in New Jersey, the number was at 9,600 people, according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The number is a 9% increase from the year before, and more than 42 other states.
It's been more difficult to get an accurate count from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the federal government is taking notice -- carving out $5 billion from the American Rescue Plan to help re-house people who are homeless.
The number is less than half-a-percent of the $1.9 trillion plan. Of that, New Jersey's getting $24 million to help get people back on their feet.


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