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New Jersey Point in Time Count

As part of its Continuum of Care (CoC) application for homelessness funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requests that jurisdictions across the nation conduct a bi-annual, statistically reliable and unduplicated count of the homeless over the course of one day in the last ten (10) days in January. The CoC jurisdictions in NJ conduct an annual count of the homeless on a voluntary basis and have been doing so since 2007.

The goal of the PITC is to identify the number of homeless people at a given point in time and to collect demographic and other information about those who are homeless to be used to develop effective plans to address and end homelessness.

CSH's Role

In New Jersey, through 2013, CSH was responsible for organizing the PITC as well as producing the report which includes data from all 21 Counties/CoC jurisdictions.

Impact and Outcomes

Monarch Housing Associates released the results of NJ Counts 2014 – the statewide point in time count of the homeless. The report, which provides a statewide snapshot of the homeless population – including, chronic homelessness and unsheltered families and individuals, found that on the night of Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, 13,900 men, women and children were experiencing homelessness in New Jersey. This was an overall increase of 1,898 persons, or 15.8%, compared to the 2013 count.

  • An executive summary is available here
  • County by county reports are available here

 

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