US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Home Raising/Lifting Program helps protect eligible homes along the Harpeth River from flood damages.
- This program is sponsored by the City of Franklin and administered through the USACE, as part of a Project Partnership Agreement for design and construction of the project.
- This is a VOLUNTARY PROGRAM for the eligible 35 homes.
- Eligible homes are raised three (3.0) feet above the base flood elevation (100-Yr. Storm Event), following the City’s Zoning Ordinance requirements.
- The USACE individually justified the 35 homes based on the flood damages they are experiencing (amount & frequency) and the cost to protect (cost of raising). They surveyed each structure’s first floor elevation.
- The preliminary cost estimate provided by the USACE is approximately $5,000,000 for all 35 properties. The USACE agrees to pay for 65% of the actual construction and temporary relocation costs. The City and homeowner would be responsible for the remaining 35% of required construction funding (17.5% City / 17.5% Homeowner).
- The home construction estimates include the cost of raising the home (by a certified home raiser), the construction of new foundation (cinder block or brick), the reconnection of utilities & duct work, and restoration of landscaping/grass, etc. There is also the cost of temporary housing for up to 3 months. The duration of the temp housing depends on the construction duration.
- The homeowner hires the construction contractor, but the USACE will provide a list of pre-approved contractors and review the proposals. The goal is to assist the homeowner to the fullest extent possible to achieve quality, sustainable flood protection.
Thirty-five (35) City of Franklin residents qualify for the program.
City of Franklin
Direct: (615) 550-6677
Office: (615) 791-3218
US Army Corps of Engineers
Planning Project Manager
Project Planning Branch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
110 9th Avenue South, Room A405
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Office: (615) 736-7853