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Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Land Use Planning

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Program Description

DCA“s Office of Planning and Environmental Management used grant funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development  Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund (DREF) for activities and products intended to help local governments prepare for future disaster mitigation and resilience. These activities focused on disaster mitigation education and promoting consistency between local plan documents for hazard mitigation and for land use.  Tools and recommendations for achieving this consistency are provided in the reports, below.


Community Plan Analysis Reports

Bartow County and Cities

Bibb County and Cities

Burke County and Cities

Carroll County and Cities

Crawford County and Cities

DeKalb County and Cities

Douglas County and Cities

Emanuel County and Cities

Floyd County and Cities

Fulton County and Cities

Glynn County and Cities

Jefferson County and Cities

Jenkins County and Cities

Johnson County and Cities

Laurens County and Cities

McIntosh County and Cities

Polk County and Cities

Truetlen County and Cities

Twiggs County and Cities

Wilkinson County and Cities

Other Information and Resources


MODEL CODE: Hazard Mitigation Supplement .pdf / .doc

The Model Code provides Georgia's local governments a set of relatively simple tools, both old and new, they can use to address land use and development issues in their communities. Using DREF funds, DCA has produced this Hazard Mitigation Supplement to DCA's Model Code. It includes a variety of modifications to the basic Model Code, above, that enhance the basic document's focus on this issue. For more information about DCA's Model Code click here.


BEST PRACTICES GUIDEBOOK: Community Disaster Resilience (pdf)


Disaster Resilient Building Construction (DRBC) Appendices


Community Planning Institute: Principles for Integrating Planning for Hazard Mitigation and Land Use

The Community Planning Institute is a training program for Georgia's local planning commissioners, elected officials and staff. It educates participants on management practices for land use, growth and development, and water resources. This presentation is a component of that training produced using DREF funds.  For more information about the Community Planning Institute click here.



Contact Information

For more information about Planning and Environmental Management, please contact the Office of Planning and Environmental Management at 404-679-5279.

Georgia Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329-2231