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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Messaging Through Media Engagement and High-Level Resources

By Andy Grabel, Sarah Heffern, Michael Phillips, Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive for...

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Building an Advocacy Network to Connect with Legislators

By Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague, Michael Phillips, Andy Grabel, and Sarah Heffern On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive...

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Lessons Learned from Saving the Historic Tax Credit: Launching the Campaign

By Renee Kuhlman, Shaw Sprague, Michael Phillips, Andy Grabel, and Sarah Heffern On December 20, 2017, during the final hours of congressional action on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, t he historic tax credit (HTC) was added back into the bill . The HTC is the single most important incentive for...

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National Trust Testimony at the Hearing on Exploring Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Department of the Interior's Maintenance Backlog (March 6, 2018)

Pam Bowman, director of public lands policy at the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented this testimony to the House Natural Resources Committee during a hearing on exploring innovative solutions to reduce the Department of the Interior's maintenance backlog. This testimony was...

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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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Determined Advocacy Preserves the Historic Tax Credit!

After more than five years of consistent advocacy, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, together with our partners at the National Trust Community Investment Corporation and the Historic Tax Credit Coalition, is pleased to report that the 20 percent historic tax credit (HTC) has...

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