Preservation Stories: Historic WV Elementary School renovated into Senior Center & Apartments

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The National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) is a national trade association of professionals involved in multifamily affordable housing that often utilize historic tax credits and grants. Each year they honor exceptional projects through the J. Timothy Anderson Awards. Project summaries are shared here by Preservation Action with permission and congratulations. First Ward School Apartments, …

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Congress Returns; HPF Funding; IRS isses Safe Harbor procedure for Historic Tax Credits; FCC seeks Comment on Wireless Infrastructure

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 1, January 4, 2014 → Congress Returns, Continue to Advocate for HPF Funding The second session of the 113th Congress reconvenes. The Senate on January 6th and the House of Representatives on January 7th. The top issue on the legislative agenda for both houses of Congress is the …

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No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment; FY2012 Tax Credit Report Released

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Preservation Action Legislative Update August 2, 2013 | Volume 16 | Number 31 → No Vote on Serrano HPF Amendment Preservation Action alerted our members this week that Rep. José Serrano (D-NY) was planning to introduce an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Bill. As we reported earlier this month, that bill included large cuts to Historic …

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Hardest Hit Fund Ok’d for Demolition Costs; Tax Reform threatens Historic Tax Credits; Rep. Garamendi join Caucus

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Hardest Hit Funds may be Used for Demolition Without Review In March, we reported on H.R. 655 and 656; both bills call for funding that was allocated to the Hardest Hit Fund, a program aimed at helping Americans struggling through the housing crisis, to be used for demolition of “blighted” structures. As a federally funded …

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Take Action Now to Save the Historic Tax Credit during Tax Reform

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Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have indicated they plan to begin efforts on tax reform and that they will start with a “blank slate” – this means that the Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credit (better known as the Historic Tax Credit) is threatened with elimination. A letter from …

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Establishing Historic Tax Credit; PA Teams Up with US/ICOMOS to Research UNESCO, Help US World Heritage

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 24, June 21, 2013 → Texas Governor Signs Bill Establishing Historic Tax Credit Last week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) signed H.B. 500 which establishes a commercial historic tax credit in Texas! Preservation Action worked with our state and local partners and a coalition of other groups in …

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Historic Post Office Restored with Federal Tax Credits by Johnson Lasky Architects for Wintrust Financial, Naperville, IL 2012

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Walker C. Johnson has been a member of Preservation Action for thirty years. As a young professional, his background in history and architecture propelled him to become a key member in the preservation movement surrounding Chicago during the 1970s. Working in grassroots advocacy to rally public interest and organizational networks for historic preservation, Walker was …

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Real Estate Working Group Issues HTC Recommendation; Obama Appoints New ACHP Member; Proposal on Historic Easements; NPS Report on HTC

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 19, May 10, 2013 → Real Estate Working Group Issues HTC Recommendation This week the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation released their report to the House Ways and Means Committee their suggestions for the upcoming push for tax reform. The working group dealing with the Rehabilitation Tax Credit, …

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Senate Passes CR, Defeats Proposed Cut to NHA’s; NPS Issues Recommendations on HTC; Interior Nominee Advances Out of Committee; Bipartisan Group of Legislators Re-Introduces Manhattan Project Bills; Preservation Action Leadership Changes

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 16, Number 12, March 22, 2013 Senate Passes Continuing Resolution, Defeats Proposal to Cut National Heritage Areas Funding On Thursday, the Senate passed their version of the Continuing Resolution that will keep the government running through the end of the month. The House quickly passed the Senate-approved version. Unfortunately, the …

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Record Attendance for Preservation Advocacy Week 2013; Historic Homeowner Tax Credit Reintroduced; Demolition Bills Concern Preservationists

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Preservation Action, Legislative UpdateVolume 5, Number 9 – March 1, 2013 Advocacy Week 2013 – Record Attendance! The big event has come and gone—earlier this week more than  250 preservation advocates from around the country participated in the events surrounding Historic Preservation Advocacy Day. Our theme this year, Preservation Keeps U.S. together, underscored the importance …

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