What properties are eligible for the program?

The voluntary FPBP is available to any residential property that meets the following minimum requirements and may be amended to match the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) grant program’s minimum eligibility requirements:

  1. For the purposes of this program, a residential property shall be defined as single family, single family attached or duplex.
  2. Property must be located within the effective FEMA 100-year floodplain or floodway, as identified on the most current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Dallas and Collin Counties.
  3. Property must be current on County/City Property Taxes.
  4. Property must have a clear title without liens (mortgage liens excluded).
  5. Property must have an active flood policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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1. What is the purpose of the program?
2. How do I apply for the program?
3. What properties are eligible for the program?
4. Is this program mandatory?
5. Does this program affect the value of my property?
6. If I am not selected, do I have to apply every year?
7. When can applications be submitted?
8. What if I change my mind after the application is submitted?
9. How will the property value be determined?
10. What if I disagree with the fair market appraisal value provided by the City?
11. Will the City exercise eminent domain to acquire properties for this program?
12. How long does the buyout process take?
13. What if the grant application is not selected by FEMA?
14. Why does the buyout process take so long?
15. When will the applicant know if their property has been chosen to be a part of the program?
16. What happens to the property after the buyout process?
17. If a homeowner has negative equity on their mortgage, can they participate in the program?
18. Are rental properties eligible for the program?
19. Does the property owner receive reimbursement for moving expenses?
20. What if the property owner’s application is rejected by the City?
21. If my application is accepted by the City, am I guaranteed to be included in the grant application to FEMA?
22. Can I apply if I do not have an active flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or if I previously had a policy but no longer carry it?