Forty families displaced by Superstorm Sandy will have longer-term housing in time for Christmas.
State Community Affairs spokeswoman Lisa Ryan says they can start moving into renovated apartments on the former Fort Monmouth base beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is renovating a total of 115 units at the former base. Displaced families can stay there up to 18 months.
Ryan says more than 50,000 New Jersey households have qualified for the temporary sheltering program. Most will get subsidies to rent homes or recreational vehicles that they can park on their properties.