Prince William County officials have told the residents of eight trailers at Holly Acres Mobile Home Park in Woodbridge to leave or risk arrest, the Washington Post reported.
The power cables running between the homes are only the latest unsafe factor in a mobile home park that was flooded last September during Tropical Storm Lee, which left and many residents homeless, and created an unsanitary environment thanks to sewage conditions.
In the ensuing controversy after the flooding, Holly Acres owner Henry Ridge for $8 million, stating that the county had violated the Constition and state law. The complaint alleged that the county had “diminished the available low-income housing” in the area which in turn “doom low-income families from living in the county or relegate them to the most dangerous parts of the county.”
The state also that if the county allowed the mobile home park to be rebuilt in the floodway, the county might lose its eligibility for federal grant assistance for future natural disasters.
The eviction notices give residents 30 days to appeal. The date of the eviction has not been announced.