Homeless Blogger Hopes To Help - My9 New Jersey

Homeless Blogger Hopes To Help

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Hackensack, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

According to Monarch Housing, over 16% of New Jersey residents were homeless last year. Many think that these people are homeless because of Hurricane Sandy and unemployment rates, but Paul Nickels, known as the ‘Homeless Blogger’, has lived on the streets for years, and he says it's due to drugs, alcohol, and mental illness.

“I’ve always had a mental illness and basically after 9/11, I kind of snapped because I had no money,” Nickels said.

In this case, the Homeless Blogger wrote some bad checks, and ended up in jail. He has been homeless ever since, until recently.

Newly out of homelessness, Nickels now has a computer and phone that a local church gave him and he sits in a local McDonalds and tweets and updates his blog to help other homeless people find resources they need.

He said his reason for continuing to blog is so that no one has to go through what he’s been through. Check out his blog here!

 

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