City gets $5.9 million in federal funds for landslide buyouts – Colorado News

City gets $5.9 million in federal funds for landslide buyouts – Colorado News

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  • Colorado Geological Survey
  • This map shows the areas of Colorado Springs that are said to be susceptible to landslides.

Via news release, the city announced today it’s received $5.9 million in federal funds to bail out homeowners who’s dwellings were damaged due to landslides.

According to news reports, some homes were rendered uninhabitable when shifting soils pulled their homes apart. Earlier this year, the city adopted a geological hazards ordinance that officials hope will stem such problems.

The release:

The City of Colorado Springs has been awarded grant funding totaling $5.9 million to acquire qualifying properties in southwest Colorado Springs impacted by landslide activity that began in 2015. Twenty-seven homeowners qualified to be included in the application for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

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