***If you prefer to answer these questions verbally instead of in writing, please call 857.998.7913 and leave a message with your name and phone number.***
Thank you for your interest in sharing your firsthand experience receiving, or trying to receive, a government buyout for your home because of flood or fire damage. This form helps the organizers learn who is interested in participating in this conversation so we can put together a meaningful dialogue. The group will meet three times between July and October 2022 (dates will be finalized after the participants are confirmed). Each meeting will be 2-3 hours long and will be held remotely over Zoom. Each person will be compensated equally for their time and expertise. The total amount available for compensation is $20,000, and we expect the group to be 20-25 people, so each person will receive between $800 and $1,000.
The group members will review, critique, and improve upon ideas that some government buyout program managers have been developing since December 2021. After you and the other community members review and add to the ideas, the final product will be shared with everyone who participated, and with interested officials at FEMA, HUD, and other federal, state, and local programs that administer government buyouts after disasters.
Please respond to all 12 of the questions in this application. You will hear back within a week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Shameika Hanson email@example.com
or Carri Hulet firstname.lastname@example.org