Flood Buy-Out Program

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced the availability of disaster recovery grants to support a formal buy-out program of homes affected by the 2019 flood.

What You Need to Know

This program is in the preliminary phases. Applications from homeowners were solicited and gathered through April, which included five public meetings near flood prone areas of Tulsa County.

The application-gathering process identified Tulsa County's need, estimated at $14,750,000. Tulsa County is applying to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (OKDOC) for that amount through its Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program.  

The objective of this application is to primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents and to reduce future damage to properties at risk of flooding. Priority will be given to properties located within the 100-year floodplain followed by those in the Disaster Risk Reduction Areas. Technical assistance will be provided to groups representative of persons of low and moderate income, and while a buyout program will result in displacement, all actions will be subject to compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act.

Next Step

A public hearing will be held June 17, 1:30 p.m., at a special meeting of the Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners at Tulsa County HQ, 218 W. 6th St., Tulsa, OK, Room 132. The purpose of the public hearing is to respond to comments received between June 2 and June 16 on the proposed project before application submission to OKDOC.

Comments in advance of the public hearing can be submitted to Joe Kralicek at jkralicek@tulsacounty.org or 918-596-9898.

 

Contact Us

Joseph Kralicek
Executive Director
Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency
600 Civic Center, EOC
Tulsa, OK 74103
918-596-9898
jkralicek@cityoftulsa.org

Public Meeting

Submit comment on the proposed project at a special meeting of the Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners:

June 17, 2022 | 1:30 p.m.

Tulsa County HQ

218 W. 6th St., Tulsa, OK 74119 | Room 132