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HTC Affordable Housing Letter

In August 2017 the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in response to a hearing about the affordable housing crisis. This letter notes that roughly...

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Winter 2011 Forum Journal: Broadening Perspectives

The articles in the Winter 2011 issue of the Forum Journal can be described in six simple words: next, ordinances, habitat, Jane, murals, and beer! An eclectic set of terms, but one that represents six complex and engaging articles that reach into very different areas of preservation practice....

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Creating Workforce Housing in a Historic D.C. Neighborhood

By Lauren Oswalt McHale In 2012 The L’Enfant Trust launched its award-winning —and Washington, D.C.’s first— Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) in the Anacostia Historic District. The HPRP uses historic preservation as the key to reclaiming derelict...

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How Pruitt-Igoe Became a National Historic Landmark

By Michael Allen In preparation for the upcoming Forum Journal issue on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, we are re-printing this piece by Michael Allen. It has been updated from it's original form. In August 2016 the city of St. Louis sold the 33 acres...

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It’s a Hard Bargain: Preserving a Historic African American Neighborhood

Originally Posted January 15, 2016 By Brant Bousquet Credit: Hard Bargain Association Hard Bargain Association (HBA) was founded in October 2004 as a Community Development Corporation whose mission from the beginning was preservation and revitalization as well as...

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Fall 2014 Forum Journal: Get Real About Real Estate

Real estate development isn’t rocket science--but there is a science to it. And many would say that it is the foundation of all preservation efforts. This issue of Forum, Get Real About Real Estate brings you current practices in the development of historic properties. Real estate developers-...

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The National NeighborWorks® Network: Building the Alliance Between Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation

Across the country, community-based development organizations affiliated with the national NeighborWorks® network are partnering with historic preservation allies on affordable housing projects—sometimes with “green-building techniques” or neo-traditional design—that...


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Look HOMEward for Affordable Housing

Federal lawmakers went straight for the heart when they named the new affordable housing provisions in Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1991. But while the name conjured images of refuge and memory, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program administered by the...


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Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing: Partnerships Waiting to Happen

This spring in Forum Journal , Donovan Rypkema established a connection between affordable housing and historic preservation, and it has created quite a stir.1 After 40 year of work that revitalized commercial cores and many surrounding neighborhoods in cities across the United States, historic...