- HUD Guidance
Date Published: July 2014
The Federal Register Notice published on April 19, 2013 (FR 23578) requires grantees under P.L. 113-2 to elevate (or flood-proof) new construction and substantially improved structures2 that lie within a Special Floodplain Hazard Area or 100-year Floodplain, one foot higher than the latest FEMA issued base flood elevation (BFE). HUD has created a new performance measure in DRGR to allow grantees to report the implementation of the elevation requirement. Grantees must now select the “# of Elevated Structures” for all applicable activities. All structures reported as being substantially rehabilitated (in addition to new construction reported in the system) must comply with the elevation/ flood-proof requirement.