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Mandatory home buyouts are dismantling a flood-prone Houston community

Harris County’s mandatory program to buy homes in six neighborhoods that have found themselves under flood waters over and over is quickly tearing apart the community fabric of Allen Field.

by Amal Ahmed, Grist
A flooded neighborhood near the Buffalo Bayou and the Barker Reservoir dam on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

A major climate adaptation policy 

“They completely tore apart our village”

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