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Blueprint of a Buyout: Des Plaines, Illinois

Expert BlogUnited States, IllinoisAnna Weber
The City of Des Plaines has purchased 68 flood-prone homes, but not without extensive time and effort between multiple local, state, and federal agencies.

Blueprint of a Buyout: Blue Acres Program, New Jersey

Expert BlogUnited States, New JerseyAnna Weber
One state-run program has achieved faster timelines than most FEMA-funded buyouts, but this has required extensive resources, staff time, and experience.

Blueprint of a Buyout: Harris County, Texas

Expert BlogUnited States, TexasAnna Weber
Harris County’s program may be a harbinger of the future, when Americans are displaced by flooding and frustrated by the uncertainties of relocation assistance.