Harris County Flood Control District

Texas Flood

Flood Buyouts Exacerbate Inequality in Harris County, Texas

New research shows that less affluent households disperse farther to find affordable homes, leading to a loss of community and social capital.

July 19, 2021 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research

Houston Texas

Harris County Will Use Toll Road Revenue to Pay for Flood Control

A new Flood Resilience Trust will create a permanent source of funding for flood control purposes, but the county still faces a shortfall for planned projects.

July 6, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

Flood Damaged Suburb

One Year After Harvey, Voters Approve $2.5 Billion Stormwater Infrastructure Bond

Eighty-five percent of voters supported the largest bond in Harris County history over the weekend.

August 27, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

Hurricane Harvey

Buying Flood-Prone Houses an Expensive Proposition in Texas

Harris County has a home buyout program, designed to reduce the amount of residents living in flood-prone homes. But when it comes to home buyouts, a lot of money goes a little way.

June 6, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

Houston Flood

Houston's Latest Stormwater Project: 'Massive, Underground Tunnels'

The most recent post-Harvey proposal would mean the city could endure enormous rain events, but so far it's not clear who would pay for it.

March 26, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

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