Pallone Appeal to FEMA Administrator Answered: Agency to Deploy Temporary Housing Beginning Monday

Dec 7, 2012 Issues: Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the follow statement this evening after a conversation with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate:

“As a result of my conversation this evening with Administrator Fugate, I am pleased to report that FEMA will begin the process of deploying temporary housing such as mobile homes and trailers to New Jersey residents as soon as this coming Monday.  This move will help get people situated in appropriate temporary housing, keeping them in their own communities and near their damaged homes.

“Administrator Fugate assured me that FEMA recognized the need for temporary housing by many at the Jersey Shore whose homes have been destroyed or damaged to the point being uninhabitable.  He added that he will be working with state and local officials to determine where mobile home and trailers will be most suitable, but emphasized that FEMA will work to keep families as close to their homes as possible.

"This encouraging news is a step in the right direction toward making sure that those who have been most impacted by Sandy’s devastation can begin the process of putting their lives back together and rebuilding their homes and communities.  I am grateful to Administrator Fugate for responding to my appeal and acting to bring critical relief to New Jersey.”