The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 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
Applications from homeowners were solicited and gathered through April 2022, 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 applied for and received the total amount through the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (OKDOC) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program.
The objective of this program 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.
The BOCC approved the guidelines at the regularly scheduled meeting on March 13, 2023. Applications are still being accepted. Fill out an electronic application here or pick up a paper copy at the Bixby, Collinsville, Sand Springs, Skiatook, or Sperry City Halls, or at the Case Community Center, Turley Fire Department, and County Clerk’s office. Once applications are reviewed and selections made, the buyout and relocation process will begin.
Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency
600 Civic Center, EOC
Tulsa, OK 74103
VOLUNTARY BUYOUT PROGRAM GUIDELINES:
Approved March 13, 2023
APPLICATION FOR BUYOUT:
To fill out the application electronically, click here (https://tinyurl.com/TulsaBuyout).
FLOOD BUYOUT PUBLIC DASHBOARD:
Click here to link to the ArcGIS data dashboard
TIER 1 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:
View Results .pdf