Bright & Early: Buy In, Buy Out Edition

Good morning, Nashville. One of the hardest-hit areas during the flood was Riverbend Plantation in Bellevue, and residents are understandably upset that they didn’t qualify for Metro’s first round of buyouts. With some of the rebuilding costs reaching upwards of $50,000, these folks still managed to fall short of the stipulations for the program, which allows Metro to buy and bulldoze what’s left of people’s destroyed homes who live in the floodplain. There’s a chance that they could receive enough federal funding to expand the program, but they’re encouraging people who haven’t already qualified to start rebuilding.

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