Moderate increase in New Jersey’s homeless population

    Essex, Bergen, Union, Burlington and Mercer counties have the highest homeless populations in New Jersey, according to numbers from the New Jersey Corporation for Supportive Housing. The state as a whole saw a 6.6 percent increase in its homeless population this year.


    Middlesex, Camden, Hudson, Atlantic and Ocean counties rounded out the top 10 with between 400 and 600 homeless people in each, reports.

    The total number for the state is 12,825 — up just a few hundred from last year — but some wonder if the Jan. 26 that threw off street counts resulted in a lower number.

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