New Jerseys homeless population increased by 8% this year after sharply decreasing in 2021, according to a newly-released survey.

NJCounts is a one day, point-in-time tally that was conducted Jan. 25 to give a snapshot of how many people were experiencing homelessness in each county on that day, organizers said. The count, conducted by volunteers, included people in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and those living on the street or in other conditions.