Landfall, Minnesota is Washington County’s smallest city with a population of 742 people. Made up of 300 manufactured homes, Landfall is the most affordable community in the Twin Cities. The land was owned by James and Mitzi Olson who had lived in a mobile home during World War ll. Cognizant of the shortage of affordable housing in the area, they developed their site into a mobile home park, which was incorporated in 1959. “Those are mobile homes……So, if somebody brings a home into Landfall, it’s trailered in here, and then they move it onto a pad that gets setup for living,” explains Edward Shukle, City Administrator. In the 1990s, a developer wanted to acquire the land for a luxury shopping mall or housing units, but the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority came to the rescue by purchasing the land and preserving this affordable housing community.