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Homeless in New Jersey- by the Numbers

If you or someone you know is struggling with homelessness, you can find resources by dialing 211 or 877-652-1148 and asking for help.

Point-in-Time Count

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that a Point-in-Time Count is conducted in communities receiving federal homeless assistance funds. The statistics noted below are from the Point-in-Time Count that was performed in 2023 and the 2023 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. When new statistics are published, we will update this page. 

Here is what it revealed about homelessness in our nation:

  • On a single night in 2023, roughly 653,100 people – or about 20 of every 10,000 people in the United States – were experiencing homelessness.
  • The 2023 Point-in-Time (PIT) count is the highest number of people reported as experiencing homelessness on a single night since reporting began in 2007.
  • Seven in ten people experiencing homelessness (72%) did so in households without children present.
  • On a single night in 2023, more than 34,700 people under the age of 25 experienced homelessness on their own as “unaccompanied youth.”


The New Jersey 2023 Point-In-Time Count revealed this information:

  • On the night of January 24, 2023, a total of 7,408 households, including 10,267 persons, were experiencing homelessness in the State of New Jersey, according to the 2023 Point-In-Time Count.
  • A total of 1,966 persons were identified as chronically homeless.
  • 1,416 persons were unsheltered on the night of the count

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