Wildfire Housing Buyouts

Wildfire Housing Buyouts

Wildfire Housing Buyouts

08/29/20

“Why may homes in wildfire-prone territories need to be bought out by the government?”

With the growth of the wildfire urban interface from urban sprawl and climate change, more and more homes are going to be in fire-prone territory. And given that these disasters are only becoming more destructive, drastic action will need to be taken. One thing that can be done will be to take a page from flooding adaptation and look into Wildfire Housing Buyouts. This means having the government purchase homes in communities that may no longer be safe to live in year-round.

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