Hurricane Harvey

As of 09/13/2019

Home Buyout Program

Home buyouts are used by the Flood Control District to reduce flood damages in areas several feet deep in the floodplain where structural projects (i.e. channel modifications or stormwater detention basins) to reduce flooding are not cost effective and/or beneficial.

These are homes that were simply built in the wrong place, prior to the knowledge we have today of the boundaries of our floodplains and prior to building regulations imposed by the city and county on land development.


> Buyout Areas (July 2019)

The Flood Control District’s Home Buyout Program does not provide immediate flood recovery assistance – its primary function is to help prevent future flood damages.

For More Information about Home Buyouts

Please see links to the left for additional information about the home buyout program, or to submit an online Notice of Voluntary Interest. For additional questions about eligibility criteria, grant application status, the buyout process and relocation assistance, call the Flood Control District’s Home Buyout Hotline at 713-684-4020.

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Cypress Creek Watershed, Voluntary Home Buyout Before and After.