Residents of a Woodbridge mobile home park may soon be able to rebuild their homes that were destroyed during the 2011 storm after a lawsuit between the county and mobile home park’s owner was settled, The Washington Post reports.
The lawsuit was settled between Prince William County and Hank Ridge, the owner of the Holy Acres mobile home park, on Wednesday.
Ridge sued the county after it prohibited houses at the Holly Acres park from being rebuilt. He accused the county of racism, saying white homeowners would have been able to rebuild. Holly Acres residents were mostly Black and Hispanic.
The county denied the accusations. The county claimed that homeowners in the county could see insurance premiums rise if homeowners were to rebuild, among other things.
The settlement allows FEMA to approve how many residences are rebuilt, among other issues, the Post reports.
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