Homelessness in New Jersey decreased by nearly five percent from 2008 to 2009, bucking a national trend toward increased homeless overall due to the recession, according to a report released today. In New Jersey, homelessness went from 13,832 in 2008 to 13,169 in 2009, a decrease of 4.79 percent.
In a count of chronic homelessness — defined as homelessness among people who have mental and physical disabilities, chronic substance abuse or medical issues and are displaced for long periods of time — New Jersey was down 26.4 percent. The national increase in that category was .68 percent. Read more in Star Ledger.
That’s because lots of homeless people had their park benches foreclosed.
what do you think the 2010 census was…? they started taxing empty refrigerator boxes…!!!
#1,#2 You both should be a shame of yourselves, how can you say that about the homeless.
That’s not what I said.
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