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.


Public Meetings (Presentation Slides)

  1. Board of Selectmen (May 22, 2023)

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

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

Next Steps

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

Action Items for Residents

Flood Insurance: Purchasing flood insurance for your property will allow you to be eligible for various avenues of FEMA assistance. For more information, please reach out to the Coastal Resilience Coordinator.

Photo Documentation Monitoring: Having an organized system for tracking pre and post flooding conditions of your home and property will add a documented record to changes that you observe. See the following links for more information.

  1. Documentation of your building and belongings

  1. Landscape Monitoring

  1. Tori Bamford

    Coastal Resilience Coordinator