FEMA awards DeKalb County $4.2 million to remove flood-prone mobile home park
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $4.2 million to DeKalb County for the acquisition and removal of the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park, including 129 homes and three adjacent vacant lots that have been repeatedly damaged by flooding. A permanent open space will be established on the site, located on the edge of Sycamore near the Kishwaukee River. The location has been prone to frequent flooding. FEMA says removing the homes will greatly reduce the financial impact on individuals and the community when flooding occurs in the area. The FEMA award will pay 75 percent of the $5.6 million project. The remaining 1.4 million will be provided by DeKalb County.