Manufactured Housing Task Force

Final Recommendations

The Manufactured Housing Task Force (MHTF) sought input and developed recommendations to present to the Board of Supervisors. The fully endorsed recommendations are aligned with five strategic community impact areas. Historical progress of the task force can be viewed on this webpage.

Final Recommendations of the Manufactured Housing Task Force

On September 19, 2022, the Fairfax County Manufactured Housing Task Force delivered its recommendations to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for the preservation of the county’s approximately 1,750 manufactured homes as well as tools and strategies to address the unique needs and challenges facing the community owners and families who live there.

Workplan / Progress on Recommendations

March 14 Meeting

A. Community Outreach / Engagement
(Preservation Task Force Recommendation MH2)

1.    Introduction
2.    Harmony Place Resident Presentation
3.    Community Outreach/Engagement: Section A

Discussion / Input from Task Force

Section A Public Comments Due by End of Day March 21, 2022

Revised Document Distributed by April 4, 2022

April 11 Meeting   

B.     Understanding Community Needs, Providing Community Benefits
(Preservation Task Force Recommendation MH3; MH5) 

  1. Introduction
  2. Finalize Community Outreach/Engagement Section Review Task Force Comments Received
  3. Understanding Community Needs, Providing Community Benefits: Section B 

Discussion/Input from Task Force

Section B Comments Due by End of Day April 18, 2022 

Revised Document Distributed by May 2, 2022

May 9  Meeting

C.    Code Compliance and Community Quality 
(Preservation Task Force Recommendation MH6; MH8)

1.    Introduction
2.    Finalize Community Needs, Community Benefits Section 
Review Task Force Comments Received
3.    Code Compliance & Community Quality: Section C Discussion/Input from Task Force
4.    Public Comment

Section C Comments Due by End of Day May 16, 2022
Revised Document Distributed by May 31, 2022

June 6 Meeting   

D.     Land Use 
(Preservation Task Force Recommendations MH4; MH7; MH9)

1.    Introduction
2.    Finalize Code Compliance, Community Quality Section
Review Task Force Comments Received
3.    Land Use:  Section D Discussion/Input from Task Force
4.    Public Comment

Discussion/Input from Task Force Section D Comments Due by June 13, 2022
Revised Document Distributed by June 20, 2022 

Nov. 15, 2021 Meeting

E.   Legislation Considerations

The existing manufactured housing legislation can be improved. The following suggested modifications should be further evaluated for addition to the BOS legislative agenda:

  1. Notify the locality of a mobile home park owner’s intent to offer for sale and mobile home park owner receipt of offers to purchase concurrent with Virginia Housing and resident notification.
  2. Provide for written resident notification using plain language and when necessary, translated to a language appropriate to promote resident understanding.
  3. Increase the time period for residents to submit a park purchase counteroffer from 60 days to 90 days following resident receipt of notification of a park purchase offer.
  4. Provide for greater disclosure of key terms of any offer received (potential purchaser, length of due diligence periods, or other).
  5. Provide residents with the opportunity to benefit from any due diligence reports in the owner’s possession or received during the consideration process to inform a potential counteroffer from the residents.
  6. Add provisions that give the locality a clear right of first refusal to make an offer.

June 27 Meeting
Final Review and Approval of Recommendations     
1.    Final Edits to Recommendations and Vote

July 25 Meeting (Only If Necessary)

Final Edits to Recommendations and Vote

Background / Historical Reference


The Manufactured Housing (or Mobile Home) Task Force was created at the recommendation of the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Preservation Task Force, recognizing that mobile homes represent an important source of affordable housing that exists in several districts throughout the county.

In ensuring the preservation of affordable housing, manufactured housing communities require special considerations given their unique challenges and opportunities.

Task Force Members

Fairfax County Background Resources

Non-Fairfax County Mobile Home and Manufactured Housing Community Resources

Fairfax County is home to eight manufactured housing communities totaling 1,758 units of affordable housing.

Fairfax County Manufactured Homes, by District

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Fairfax County Manufactured Home Communities

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