NEWARK – Senator Richard J. Codey (D-Essex, Morris) today announced a series of new initiatives and legislation that will address the problem of homelessness in New Jersey. The announcement came inside the main waiting area in Newark’s Penn Station.
“We simply cannot sit around anymore and think that the problem of homelessness in New Jersey is going to solve itself,” said Codey. “The folks we see on the streets are not strangers. They are family, they are friends, and they are former co-workers. They are people who need help but are facing a system that refuses to give it to them. The time has come for that to change.”