Resources available to those in need during cold weather – New Jersey Herald

NEWTON — While the frigid temperatures that have settled down over the county may be an unpleasant inconvenience for some, the current frozen conditions could have dire consequences for those who struggle to find a warm place to stay.

According to a point-in-time study done in January by Monarch Housing Associates — a census-style collection of data that looks at the number of homeless residents in a given area at the same time each year — the rate of homelessness in Sussex County is up almost 24 percent from 2016.

The same data indicates that 99 local persons from 52 households were experiencing homelessness at the time the study was completed.

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