Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Richard Codey Spends Night Undercover in Homeless Shelter

Pol Moment #8 is when Richard Codey spent the night undercover in a homeless shelter in Newark, New Jersey. Richard Codey is a former Governor of New Jersey, having served from 2004-2006. At the time of this moment he was a state senator in New Jersey representing the 27th Legislative district in New Jersey.

Richard Codey has had a passion for addressing the needs of homeless people in New Jersey. He said about his project, "We're looking to shine a light on people, who in this economy, are forgotten about (Source)."

Part of his research included spending the night undercover in a homeless shelter on March 6, 2012. When Richard Codey went undercover he stated to the shelters that he had recently been released from a mental institution. He said that closed some doors for him to find housing. Here is a news story on Richard Codey's venture.

For more information on Richard Codey's experience in a homeless shelter read this article from NJ.com.

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Photo: The photo in this post is in the Wikipedia Commons and was taken by Scott Edelberg.

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