Report: Homelessness Down in New Jersey

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Efforts to bring an end to homelessness throughout New Jersey are proving to be successful with a new report that shows a decrease in homeless residents throughout the state.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released their 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress and it revealed that overall the state of New Jersey saw a four-percent decrease in homelessness.

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Since last year, homelessness among families with children declined 7.5-percent.

But while overall homelessness in the state was down, the report found that some New Jersey counties saw increases.

Officials say the decline is a good start but there is still work to be done to ensure that homelessness in the Garden State becomes a thing of the past.

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