Buyouts: Transforming hazard-prone areas into community havens

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Buyouts: Transforming hazard-prone areas into community havens

What happens to evacuated areas that are prone to natural disaster?

Buyout programs leverage Community Development Block Grants – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to purchase properties, demolish the structures, and maintain green spaces (i.e. parks, flood storage) that protect surrounding communities.

Get our white paper to learn how to meet new buyout requirements, along with

  • Two new national objectives: Low-Moderate Buyout and Low-Moderate Housing Incentive
  • Providing assistance to homes in a floodplain
  • Designating specific areas for buyouts

In this white paper, you’ll learn how to leverage CDBG-DR to the fullest – given your community’s unique social, economic, and cultural challenges.

Meet the authors
  1. Brandy Bones, Vice President, Disaster Management + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow

    Brandy Bones is committed to helping communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters. View bio

  2. Steve Higginbotham, Senior Director, Disaster Management

    Steve is a disaster management expert with 20 years of experience in the administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. View bio

  3. Sue Southon, Senior Technical Specialist Housing and Community Development, Disaster Management

    Sue is a development professional, trainer, and strategic planner with over 30 years of experience in community, economic development, and affordable housing production. View bio