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The Road Ahead: Positioning the Historic Tax Credit for Positive Change

As the preservation community takes stock of the impressive victory we achieved in preserving the federal historic tax credit (HTC) during the tax reform process, let’s keep up our engagement and continue to build momentum to position the HTC for positive change down the road. Additional changes...

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On the Hill: President’s Budget Seeks Preservation Cuts. Again.

Last week President Trump sent his FY19 budget proposal to Congress. The annual ritual, replete with press photos of shrink-wrapped budget tomes and countless charts, marks the start of the formal FY19 appropriations process. Much like last year , historic preservation priorities face...

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Preservationists Must Act Now to Secure Big Benefits for Historic Neighborhoods

Editor's Note: Join the National Trust's Government Relations team on their webinar where they will take a deeper dive into the tax bill and talk about the the Opportunity Zone Program described below. The webinar takes place on Thurs., March 1, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. Register here. A little...

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Updated 12/20/17: Take Action: Historic Tax Credit Reduced by Half in Senate Bill

Update (12/20/2017): Determined Advocacy Preserves the Historic Tax Credit! Tax reform is moving fast in both the House and Senate, and advocates for historic preservation need to weigh in ! The most significant federal investment in preservation, the HTC, is at stake. Despite...

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Winter 2008 Forum Journal: Preservation Matters!

T able of Contents President’s Report by Richard Moe Spearheading Preservation Action: My Personal Challenge by Nellie Longsworth Celebrating the City by Garrison Keillor Making the Preservation Message Resonate with Donors by Jay Steenhuysen Valuing Heritage: Re-examining...

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On the Hill: The Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act Introduced

Good news! On Thursday, February 16, legislation that would make important changes to the historic tax credit (HTC) was introduced in Congress. The bipartisan Historic Tax Credit Improvement Act (HTCIA, H.R. 1158/S.425) closely resembles legislation introduced in the last Congress and would...

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Call to Action (Update): Urgent Advocacy Needed to Protect the Historic Tax Credit

(This is an update to an earlier call to action from December 2016 .) President-elect Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan have prioritized moving tax reform legislation forward in the 115th Congress. A tax reform package could move quickly through Congress by way of the budget...

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationLIVABILITY

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session explored the starring role that historic preservation can play in the rebirth of urban areas through reinvestment and reuse of existing places. Preservation helps create livable, vibrant, equitable, and creative...

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