Homes hit by landslides may get government help


Landslides cause a lot of damage. - CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • Landslides cause a lot of damage.

The earth has been on the move in parts of western Colorado Springs, causing landslides that are swallowing or destroying some homes.

The good news for those unfortunate homeowners is that Colorado Springs is giving them a chance to opt into a federal grant program that the city has applied for: a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program through the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

If the city is able to get the funding, homeowners could also get assistance. The city will hold two meetings to inform homeowners of the option next week.

“We want to ensure than any property owner who feels they have been significantly impacted by the recent landslides has an opportunity to learn more about recent landslide activity and the federal grant program that the City will compete for in May 2016,” Bret Waters, Director for the Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, stated in a press release.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 9 El Pomar Road, and at 6:30 p.m. on February 18 at 4890 Farthing Drive.

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