New Jersey Gets Good Marks On Child Homelessness But Much Room For ImprovementHousing & Homelessness Poverty & Family Economics
By Paul Nichols
Chances are you won’t see one of the nation’s fastest growing homeless populations camped out on a park bench or queuing up at a local shelter. One in 30 of American children is homeless—an all-time high of 2.5 million. These kids are often invisible, crashing with their families on friends’ couches, sleeping in all-night diners or hopping from motel to motel from week to week.
New Jersey gets high marks ranking 5th among the 50 states, according to a new report by the National Center on Family Homelessness (NCFH)…