The Goodnight administration wants to purchase homes in the Carter-Murden street area, west of Apperson Way and south of Wildcat Creek, as part of a flood mitigation plan.
The area has a long history of flooding, with the most recent taking place in April.
David Tharp, the city’s special project manager, said the ordinance tackles a couple of problems.
One is the flood-damaged homes are worth less than $25,000, and this is a way to provide property owners with some money, he said.
Tharp said it also saves the cost of the appraisals.
Councilwoman Cindy Saunders asked how many homes would be purchased and demolished and the projected cost.
Tharp said the controller’s office is working to secure funding.
The number of homes impacted is unknown, he said.
“We’re taking a different approach,” Tharp said. “I don’t know the cost of demolition; the city street department does some of the work.”