City of Manassas

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Fast Facts:
  • The City of Manassas was home to 42,708 people and had 14,442 housing units in 2021. Since 2010, Manassas has added an average of 400 people and 100 housing units per year.
  • Thirty-one percent of households were renters and 60 percent of renters had unaffordable housing costs.
  • Manassas did not meet the annual production target of 124 units in 2022, a total of 43 units were built in 2022. Manassas has produced more than 62 units since 2021.
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Policy Status

Solving the region's affordable housing crisis requires a portfolio of policies to preserve existing affordable housing, produce more housing, and protect people from discrimination and displacement.

Right of First Refusal

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Preservation Inventory - Subsidized

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Preservation Inventory - Unsubsidized

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Rental Assistance Demonstration

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Homeowners

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades of Affordable Housing

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Housing Outcomes

Local jurisdictions submitted data to enable the region to track housing production, preservation, and rental affordability.

Structural Racism

Discriminatory actions and racist public policies have produced inequitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous, and people of color in the Washington region, including lower incomes and wealth, lower homeownership rates, and higher rates of housing cost burden.

Housing Context

Understanding how household incomes relate to the supply of affordable rental and homeownership units will inform jurisdictions' efforts to meet the current and future housing needs of residents.

Elected Officials

  1. Pamela J. Sebesky

    Vice Mayor

  2. Theresa Coates Ellis

    Council Member

  3. Ralph J. Smith

    Council Member

  4. Sonia Vásquez Luna

    Council Member

  5. Mark D. Wolfe

    Council Member

Equity Officer

  1. George Odom

    Chairman, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

Housing Official

  1. Nicole Kirven

    Director, Department of Social Services