Voluntary Elevation & Property Acquisition Pilot

The Hampton Voluntary Elevation & Buyout Pilot is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Coastal Program, the Rockingham Planning Commission, and the Town to design and test a process to facilitate equitable, inclusive, and voluntary home elevation and property buyout options for Hampton residents living in the areas of town most vulnerable to flooding. 

As a pilot program, all the options being explored will be voluntary for residents. The primary goal will be to determine what the Town needs to put in place to be able to adequately support residents who are interested in home elevation or buyout assistance and to find ways to equitably fund these projects.

Current Work 

Resident Survey

The purpose of this survey is to better understand residents’ interest in this type of program. This survey will also be used to identify resources that would be needed to adequately support both property owners who are interested and renters who would be impacted. The questions will ask about your experiences with flooding, your housing situation, and preferences for reducing future risk of flood damage. This survey should take you 15-20 minutes to complete. 

This is an anonymous, voluntary survey. You have the option to share your name, contact information, and address if you are interested in learning more about voluntary building elevation and voluntary property acquisition assistance.

Click here to take the survey: www.publicinput.com/hamptonfloodsurvey 

Paper copies are also available at the Town Office.

Project Timeline

Public Meetings (Presentation Slides)

  1. Board of Selectmen (May 22, 2023)

  1. Hampton Beach Area Commission (June 22, 2023)

  1. Hampton Beach Village District (July 12, 2023)

Desktop/Map Analysis that considers vulnerability to sea-level rise with socio-economic and geophysical data.

  1. Tori Bamford

    Coastal Resilience Coordinator