Under the grant's terms, everyone next to the swamps has to agree for anyone to get the money. But no two situations are exactly the same, says Rob Freudenberg, vice president of energy and environmental programs for the Regional Plan Association, a think tank in New York. Even where flooding is getting worse, he says buyouts have a mixed appeal.
"They're going to be most attractive to folks who don't have that much to lose, can't afford to rebuild, maybe are underwater in their mortgage," says Freudenberg.
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