FEMA mobile homes arrive in NJ

The Christie administration has announced a new plan to expand temporary housing for the thousands of New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

The temporary mobile housing units are being staged in Jackson.

The temporary mobile housing units are being staged in Jackson. (12/11/12)

JACKSON - The Christie administration has announced a new plan to expand temporary housing for the thousands of New Jersey residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

State officials are planning to place manufactured housing units in mobile parks across New Jersey. They are also working on matching the units with families in need of a home.

The plan also includes making even greater use of Fort Monmouth, the former Army post in Monmouth County.

Forty-five units had been under renovation there for the displaced. Now an effort is under way to add as many as 375 units of permanent housing at the former Army post and to place temporary housing on concrete pads there.

In addition, the state is seeking to extend the time residents can stay in motels and hotels. It's also adding Hudson and Bergen counties to its emergency home-repair program.

To watch extended footage on the units, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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