More families in Hudson County are homeless, count finds

The number of families living in Hudson County who identify as being homeless increased by nearly 10 percent this year, the state’s annual count of homeless residents shows.¬†

NJCounts, a point-in-time tally conducted on Jan. 24, found 822 people from 721 families who were homeless in Hudson County. While this year’s total remained relatively the same compared to last year’s tally¬†– only seven fewer people were counted – 61 more families reported homelessness.

Although Hudson County’s total number of homeless remained flat, the count conducted by Cranford-based Monarch Housing counted 8,532 homeless residents statewide compared to 8,941 in 2016, a …read more

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