Non-profit hopes to buy Va. mobile home park, allowing families to stay

Dozens or families who were facing eviction from their mobile home park in Manassas due to a broken sewage system, were hopeful on Monday.

MANASSAS, VA (WUSA9) - Dozens of families at the troubled East End Mobile Home Park in Manassas who faced eviction ten months ago,  are now hopeful a new deal is in the works that will allow them to stay put. 

The Manassas City Council will be asked in its closed session meeting on Monday to rescind its contract to buy the property and allow a non-profit to step in. 

Catholics for Housing of Dumfries, Va. already has a contract ready to sign with the owners if the deal goes through. 

Council voted to purchase the East End Mobile Home Park property for $1.86 million last April after continuous sewage problems at the park which have been going on since 2009.

Manassas City Manager William Patrick Pate told WUSA9 that city leaders need to see a clear financial plan to replace the sewer system before they back away from buying the property. 

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