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Homelessness Up 12% in Morris County, Study Finds

County is home to 3-percent of state's homeless people.

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For the second consecutive year, homelessness has risen in Morris County, growing by 12-percent between 2013 and 2014.

According to dailyrecord.com, a point-in-time count conducted Jan. 28 by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency revealed a total of 389 people from 300 households were homeless, compared to 346 people from 258 households from the year before.

The same study showed a three-year downward trend across the statewide was stopped, as homelessness was up 15.8-percent throughout New Jersey, the report said.

Morris County is home to 3-percent of the state’s homeless, the report said.

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Roll Back Our Tax June 11, 2014 at 07:52 AM
There will be more people on the street next downturn coming soon. Foreclosures have been on the rise in Hopatcong.... http://hopatcong-sparta.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/foreclosures-in-hopatcong
Lothar Jones June 11, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Morris County government should not do more for the homeless. It should use its tax money to preserve Greystone and to provide more Historic Trust grants to hobbiests who like to save useless old buildings.

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