New Jersey Storm Victims Headed Soon to Mobile Homes

December 13, 2012

Some New Jersey families displaced by Superstorm Sandy could be living in federal government-supplied mobile homes as early as next week.

Forty units – all one- and two-bedroom – are being temporarily kept at Six Flags Great Adventure in Ocean County. Ten three-bedroom mobile homes are also headed to the state.

State and federal officials say commercial mobile home parks where they can be placed have been identified. Now they are trying to match families with the units so they can pick the most convenient locations.

New Jersey is also working to greatly expand housing options at the former Fort Monmouth Army post.

The state says it also plans to increase to 175 – up from 45 – the number of temporary, rent-free units available at Fort Monmouth. It also wants about 375 units of permanent housing established there for lease or sale.

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