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Homelessness rises in N.J. more than most other states

WASHINGTON – The high cost of housing in New Jersey contributed to a 10.1 percent increase in homelessness this year, the sixth largest increase in the country. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the 2018 homeless evaluation report to Congress found 9,398 homeless people in the state this year, up from 8,536 in 2017. The homeless people count on one day each year. Over the past decade, the number of homeless people in the state has decreased by 32.1 percent. 19659002] Kate Kelly, an associate with Monarch Housing, blamed the latest increase partly due to the high cost of housing. Monarch based in Cranford, works to expand the range of affordable housing in the state. For example, she said that a household would have to earn $ 28.1 7 per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment but the average island is 18.21 dollars an hour. "It talks about the housing affordability crisis in our state and how expensive it is to afford a home in New Jersey," she said. The figures are slightly higher than the figures reported in October by Monarch, leading the year. The 2018 bill was executed on January 23. In October, Monarch's senior federation Taiisa Kelly stated that more homeless individuals may have been counted than previous years due to state programs, including housing first, which find apartments for individuals before attempting provide social services that they may need. In addition, the state has collaborated with hospitals treating homeless people to their emergency room,…

WASHINGTON – The high cost of housing in New Jersey contributed to a 10.1 percent increase in homelessness this year, the sixth largest increase in the country.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the 2018 homeless evaluation report to Congress found 9,398 homeless people in the state this year, up from 8,536 in 2017. The homeless people count on one day each year.

Over the past decade, the number of homeless people in the state has decreased by 32.1 percent. 19659002] Kate Kelly, an associate with Monarch Housing, blamed the latest increase partly due to the high cost of housing. Monarch based in Cranford, works to expand the range of affordable housing in the state.

For example, she said that a household would have to earn $ 28.1

7 per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment but the average island is 18.21 dollars an hour.

“It talks about the housing affordability crisis in our state and how expensive it is to afford a home in New Jersey,” she said.

The figures are slightly higher than the figures reported in October by Monarch, leading the year. The 2018 bill was executed on January 23.

In October, Monarch’s senior federation Taiisa Kelly stated that more homeless individuals may have been counted than previous years due to state programs, including housing first, which find apartments for individuals before attempting provide social services that they may need. In addition, the state has collaborated with hospitals treating homeless people to their emergency room, said Kate Kelly.

Nationally, the number of homeless individuals remained stable from 2017 to 2018, and only increased by 0.3 percent.

President Barack Obama’s administration in 2010 launched a nationwide effort to eliminate homelessness. Since then, the number has decreased by 13.2 percent.

“Much progress is being made,” said Minister of Housing, Ben Carson at a conference call with reporters. “Much work remains to be done.”

Jonathan D. Salant can be accessed at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @ JDSalant or on Facebook . Find NJ.com Politics on Facebook .

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