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AT SIX FLAGS: Housing for Families Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

Mobile Home Units Parked at a Great Adventure Lot Await FEMA Decision on Placement

Manufactured mobile homes, many of them three-bedroom units, will be placed at commercial mobile home parks at the Jersey Shore to aid families who have been forced out of their homes from Hurricane Sandy.

FEMA is looking for appropriate parks to place them. "By law, they cannot be placed in high-risk flood zones," said FEMA Public Information Officer Chris McKniff. "These units will provide long-term, temporary housing where families can live for up to 18 months," said McKniff.

Mrgrumpass December 19, 2012 at 01:09 PM
It’s a few weeks now that these mobile homes are sitting in GA’s parking lot, when are they to be assigned to families next summer? Now here is my next question Louisiana receiver hundreds of these type units how many did NJ and NY receive? When I start to point out simple facts people label me as a bigot and a racist so you come to your won conclusions as to why!
Michael reina December 19, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I agree....damit this is ridiculous now....how long to people have to wait to get to some kind of normalcy ? I am a single dad waiting for a trailer or somthing....but there are people with 3 or 4 kids . And whrn you talk to fema they act like they are approving you for a mortgage. Ive never spoken to such nasty heartless people then at the 1800 number....and they are there to help ? Yeah ok just like any of the familys will directly benefit from these bs concerts
A Resident December 19, 2012 at 01:31 PM
What some people fail to realize is these trailers can't simply be placed anywhere. There needs to be electric to hook them into and there also needs to be sewer to be hooked into. Hence the reason they are being placed in trailer parks, where those hookups are available.
Concerned December 19, 2012 at 01:59 PM
My Christmas wish is that the people who are truly in need get help. I'm so sick of all the people who recd and will continue to receive $ . Who don't deserve it. People getting checks and housing when they had places to go (like a second home) or borrowing friend s vacant home for no rent. How about the perverts from seaside , did the get handed a check too!
Ann Powers December 19, 2012 at 02:08 PM
There are a lot of "cheats," particularly people who are lying about Shore homes being their primary residence. Hope FEMA weeds these people out. Also, Michael Reina is right about $$ from concerts and major fund-raisers. If you look into the recipients of $$ from Robin Hood Foundation (concert $$ went here) and Red Cross, you're likely to share my opinion. Want to help? Give to someone specifically.
Tina December 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
EXCUSE ME! There are families (hard working familes like myself!) that live in Seaside that lost their year round homes as well. Maybe you should think before you speak. Regardless of who gets help or not everyone on the barrier island who lost their home deserves to get help. SMH.
Tina December 19, 2012 at 02:28 PM
The Robin Hood Fund just gave 1 Million Dollars to the Affordable Housing Alliance in Monmouth County. They supply rentals and purchaseable homes to families with low or moderate income.
shorefriend December 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Unfortunately, what it really comes down to is that you need to help your self out of this mess!! I would not rely on the Gov to come to your rescue. Dig deep work hard, find a way back.
Mary Ellen Mcgaughan-azack December 19, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Just how and when are these trailors available? My house was condemned in toms river. I would like more information please
Mary Ellen Mcgaughan-azack December 19, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Need more information. Resident of toms river whose home was condemned by town inspectors foLlowing sandy. HELP
rosie December 19, 2012 at 04:26 PM
"Louisiana" received campers, not mobile homes.
John Hayes December 19, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I'm sure they'll be ready any day now....any day now....any day now....
Kim E December 19, 2012 at 08:41 PM
You can rent a RV.This is what I did. Pricey, yes, but its best because it's in my yard and I can keep an eye on things!
Ajv December 19, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Come on we need places to drink!!! What the heck!!
Ajv December 19, 2012 at 08:52 PM
When is riggers open?
WMS826 December 20, 2012 at 01:22 AM
You need to act like the folk in New Orleans if you want the government to know you are alive. My men need a cruise ship....remember that diddy, and you know what..he got one
sms23 December 20, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Government bureaucracy at work. Cut the red tape and get these things to those who need them already.
1stcav December 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
They got a ship and a Hospital ship to help in LA....When is FEMA going to trickel down to these folks.....they NEED help now.. not promises..for a later date. There NEED is now for crisp sakes..Elected Officials where are YOU ??? And what are YOU doing ??? Bet they get their tax and sewer bills on time though , all they need IS a mail box, no home just a box !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Disgraceful !
Mark December 21, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Hi I talked with Berkeley police chief and she said that they are not allowing these trailers on our properties. I guess because we are all in a flood zone. I am also a single dad and dont care to live in a trailer park but I will do what I have to do. However, how many mobile vacancies (lots) can they have in Ocean County? I dont think there are that many trailer parks to begin with. I asked FEMA just after the storm and ever since if they had some type of waiting list, but they said no. How and they heck would you even get in line to be put on a list? Mark Mark
Dana M. Spencer December 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM
First, let me say that I have been a mobile home dweller for almost 20 years of my adult life. Second, we have a right to safe and decent housing. Would you want to live in a home of shoddy construction? Code now calls for a concrete pad under the mobile home to attach hurricaine tie downs to. Presently, most empty lots are just that, empty lots that need to have the concrete pad done first. Otherwise, you run the risk of the home toppling over as what happened in one NJ mobile home park. We want people to be safe, don't we? On a side note, this was my second hurricaine in my mobile home. Many of us remained in our homes. Not only do I have neighbors, I have friends. After Sandy, we helped each other with information, food, heat, batteries, encouragement, etc. I love where I live and the friends I have here. We are expecting to have 17 empty lots filled here in the near future and those homes are earmarked for the homeless victims of Sandy. Assuming these families have school aged children, the logistics of where they will go to school, transportation to the school and other concerns must be worked out by the town as well. None of us like the delay, but, these things must be dealt with. Let's hope the red tape doesn't go on forever.
SHONDA December 27, 2012 at 05:06 AM
I WOULD LIKE TO GET INFORMATION ON GET A CHANCE TO GET ONE I JUST NEED A ONE BEDROOM AND IF THEY ARE WELL TO WELFARE PAY MY RENT ITS JUST SO HARD TRYING TO FOUND A NEW HOME WITH A DOG THAT IS A BOXER/PITBULL FEMA IS SHELTER ME AND MY DOG IN A HOTEL BUT ITS NOT CLOSE TO HOME BUT HOW I FEEL IF I CAN FOUND ANY PLACE RITE NOW I WOULD BE HAPPY AND ITS HARD BECAUSE NOT HAVE CREDIT AND beeen on DISAble its hard so if anybody know amything ABOUT GET ONE OF THE MOBILE PLEASE EMAIL
George December 31, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Small independent people caring disaster relief organization still has some blankets, space heaters, warm coats and clothes, and cleanup supplies available for distribution. If you need any of these things please email me. I'm in Maryland but can drive them up. Been up to Jersey three times so far. People helping people. Stormcertteam@gmail.com
fed up December 31, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Your a good man George.
teri mavsar January 02, 2013 at 08:58 PM
What I don't understand is why the governors of NJ and NY are not requesting these mobile homes for the people of there states! FEMA has 2000 of these homes available right now!

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