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Supporting Historic Preservation Through a Legislative Caucus

​A Chapter from the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy #congress #Lobbying #Advocacy #ForumNews


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Lobbying and Political Action

A Chapter from the Advocacy Training Manual Produced by the Center for State and Local Policy #ForumNews #Advocacy #congress #Lobbying

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Protecting Older Neighborhoods Through Conservation District Programs

All over the country, older neighborhoods are facing changes that undermine their community character —whether incompatible development, the proliferation of vacant parcels of land and parking lots, disinvestment, or commercial encroachment. In an effort to address these changes, local...

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Making the Most of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, first issued in 1988, is the National Trust’s most wide reaching media campaign for bringing attention to significant places in desperate need of notice and help. ...

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Community Preservation Act in Action in Aquinnah, Mass.

The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a law that allows cities and towns in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to add a small surcharge to local property taxes to acquire and protect open space, preserve historic buildings and landscapes, create and maintain affordable housing, and create new...

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A Mortgage Program Tailored for Rehabs

How many preservationists have wished they could get just ten minutes alone with a high-level official of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and get them to really listen to their needs? The request would probably go something like this: "What we need is a flexible loan...

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The Virginia History Initiative

In my dictionary the first definition of community is "a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government." But we all know community is really about common interests, a sense of identity, and a sense of place. These are born of a group`s history, people`s common...

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Chain Drugstores on Main Street

Preservationists from New York to Maine use the word invasion to describe the trend. In the late 1990s large corporate ownership and acquisitions have increasingly dominated the retail climate of America, and nowhere is this more evident than in the proliferation of chain drugstores across the...

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Transportation Enhancements Derailed in Texas: A National Worry

Last December, the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT) took the unprecedented step of stopping the state’s transportation enhancements program and, in so doing, abruptly rejected more than 300 pending grant requests totaling $266 million. SAFETEA-LU, the nation’s surface...