Despite increasing risk in Harris County, more people are living in the flood plains

The Kinder Institute for Urban Research’s 2021 State of Housing in Harris County and Houston highlights new data showing an increase in occupied housing units in the 100- and 500-year flood plains from 2018 to 2019. In Harris County, for example, about 2,000 homes were newly occupied—by either renters or homeowners—in the flood plains in 2019. Kinder researchers hope to better understand these development patterns, which can leave Houstonians vulnerable to flooding.

Urban Edge: Jul 7, 2021
Housing, Hurricane Harvey