New Jersey is having a real estate bust.
For the past several years, the state has had a shortage of listings for properties that have been foreclosed on.
While it’s a problem that will likely go away, the number of homes that are under water for rent or undervalued has also skyrocketed.
In January, New Jersey reported more than 4.2 million vacant homes.
This is more than the population of Manhattan and the surrounding suburbs combined.
In April, the New Jersey Department of Housing and Community Development reported more vacant homes than any other state.
New Jersey now has more vacant properties than the rest of the country combined.
It’s also not just in New Jersey that the shortage is happening.
According to a report released earlier this month by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, more than half of the counties in the U,S., have been hit hard by the housing crisis.
The shortage is so bad in one county that it has forced a move to a new, more affordable rental.
A group of residents have formed a nonprofit group called Housing Now to provide rental assistance to the city of New London, a small New Jersey town with a population of about 4,500.
The group recently received $1.2M from the city for housing grants.
The group has been running a “shelter-in-place” program, with rent assistance to rent apartments and help pay the rent on vacant homes, and they are trying to get the city to make some inroads to helping residents afford to stay in the city.
“I’ve been a shelter-in place person for 20 years, and I’ve never seen this kind of housing shortage,” said Rachel Brown, Housing Now’s director.
Brown said the group was founded in 2010, and since then, it has served thousands of New Jerseyans.
She said that in her experience, the majority of the people who apply for shelter-ins-place are people who are working class.
“The problem is they have no idea what they’re getting into,” she said.
Brown, who has lived in New London for almost a decade, said she was shocked when she heard about the shortage of rentals in the area.
She was also surprised that there were still so many vacant homes in the county.
“We don’t even know where the housing is,” she explained.
Brown says her group has helped several people who have been evicted because of the shortage.
The city has had to replace vacant homes with apartments in a number of neighborhoods, including East Camden, the largest city in the town.
The city of East Camden was one of the first to get a shelter in place program in 2010.
Now, it is the only one of about 100 cities in New England with a shelter program.
“In New Jersey, we have some of the most vacant housing in the state, and we don’t know how many people are living in it,” said Brown.
“It’s really scary.”
Brown and her fellow Shelter in Place volunteers have also helped hundreds of people with affordable housing.
For a portion of their time helping people with housing, they also help with job search and other job-related assistance.
They also help people who can’t afford to rent and are searching for a place to live.
“If people are struggling, we can help them find housing,” said Amanda Stiles, a Shelter in Focus volunteer and housing coordinator.
“We don,t have a shelter for them.”
When asked how the shelter- in-place program has been successful in helping people find housing, Brown said that people have had a lot of help from the group.
“It has helped many people in a lot different ways,” she told Polygon.
Brown also said she has been surprised by the community that is helping to support the program.
While she has seen the same problems in other cities, she said in New York, they have a very different way of approaching the problem.
“They’re very proactive in helping us find housing and we have a lot more faith in them,” she added.