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New York City considers buy outs of flood-prone homes in Queens

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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The city is considering buying homes from residents of a small flood-prone section of Flushing, potentially presenting homeowners with the tough choice of selling and relocating or putting their faith in a series of projects aimed at reducing the chronic risk from storms. The voluntary buyout strategy, supported by local elected officials and debated by residents of the neighborhood, is one of several proposals from the Adams administration for protecting residents in and around Kissena Park. The acquisition program being developed would mark the first time the city offered to...

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