Catholics for Housing to Purchase Mobile Home Park for $1.4M

This allows Catholics for Housing to save 58 families from eviction.


For Immediate Release

October 20, 2017


ARLINGTON, Va. – This week the Manassas City Council voted unanimously to enable Catholics for Housing (CFH), a Northern Virginia nonprofit group, to purchase the East End mobile-home park for $1.4 million as long as certain requirements are met, including resolving the significant water, sewer and management issues that have plagued residents for years. 

This move will save 58 families from eviction.  

Fr. Gerry Creedon, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church in Dale City, and founder of CFH says the purchase of the mobile home park preserves and improves housing at affordable rates for 58 lower income and mainly immigrant families. “Our plan has been recognized by the Virginia Housing Development Authority as a potential model for the state. Jesus said, ‘The Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.’ CFH promotes affordable housing as a civic duty and a sacred obligation. This action strengthens that mission,” Father said.

Fr. Creedon says CFH expects to complete the purchase in early November, after submitting construction drawings and bonds to the city.