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Search Results: U.S. Dept. of Interior - National Park Services (NPS)
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Annual Report of HTC FY 2017Members only Login
Over $5.8 billion in private investment in historic preservation and community revitalization. Along with an estimated 106,846 jobs created in the 2017 fiscal year.
Charlie's Tip for the Long "Brown" Summer: Federal Investment and Economic Development Tax Incentives for Brownfields FinancingMembers only Login
Charlie Bartsch with ICF International looks at creative ways to finance brownfields redevelopment under tighter credit markets. The report looks at financing vehicles such as historic rehabilitation tax credits, new markets tax credits, energy...
Historic Tax Credit Catalyst for Change Study
This report from Place Economics demonstrates quantitatively the catalytic impact that the rehabilitation of historic buildings has on the community made possible with the use of the historic tax credit.
Tax Credit Finance - Introduction to Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Michael Buker with Ice Miller walks through the basics of tax credits from a broad description to targeted credits aimed at specific development finance investments. Buker also provides case studies and conceptual structures.
Measuring Economic Impacts of Historic PreservationMembers only Login
This report from PlaceEconomics identifies a number of indicators that can be used to regularly, consistently, and credibly measure the economic impact of historic preservation over time.
Historic Tax Credits - Community Developments Fact SheetMembers only Login
This fact sheet from the U.S. Department of the Treasury provides an overview of federal historic tax credits and their relationship with community development efforts.
Evidence Is Not Enough: Historic Preservation in an Age of Public Policy Idiocy
Preservation Leadership Forum’s Forum Focus series presents in-depth, timely reports, commentary, and guidance on innovative preservation research and practices. This special lecture by Donovan Rypkema focuses on the assault against preservation tax...
Tax Credits - A Catalyst For Historic RehabilitationMembers only Login
In a presentation by Weber Murphy Fox and MCM Company, speakers emphasize the historical and economic benefits of the federal historic tax credits. Topics include: rehabilitation and economic development; historic tax credits; project examples; the...
The Federal Historic Tax Credit - Creating Jobs, Building Communities, Preserving Heritage in MT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Montana Preservation Alliance collaborated to create a compelling report about the largest community reinvestment program in the country, the federal historic tax credit. The report highlights...
Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic BuildingsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Services released their Statistical Report and Analysis for FY 2012. The program is the most effective Federal program to promote both urban and rural revitalization to promote private investment in...
Investment Tools - Historic Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Bill MacRostie with MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC discussed the highly successful historic tax credit program and how to effectively apply this program to development opportunities.
PA: New Historic Preservation Tax CreditMembers only Login
Scott Doyle, Mindy Crawford, and Ed Geiger provide an overview of Pennsylvania's New Historic Preservation Incentive Tax Credit, aimed at complimenting an already extremely successful federal program.
Tax Credits in Combination with Other Tools
Chuck Depew, Director of the National Development Council, gives an encompassing presentation on using tax credits in combination with other financing tools to catalyze development.
MHA Historic Preservation Tax Incentive ProgramMembers only Login
Albert Rex with MacRostie Historic Advisors provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the Historic Preservation Tax Incentive Program.
Nuts and Bolts of NMTCs and HTCs: Should Bond Lawyers Care?
This presentation covers financing structures for NMTC or HTC and tax-exempt bond projects. The authors are Mary Nash Rusher of Hunton & Williams, Peter Duffley of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Dick Helde of Dorsey & Whitney, Marshall Philiips of...
Cutting-Edge Layered Tax Credit Financed ProjectsMembers only Login
Alan Kennard, Locke Lord, Laura Vowell, U.S. Bancorp CDC, and Jerome Breed, Bryan Cave, present this discussion of tax credit programs and case studies.
Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax CreditMembers only Login
This third annual report published by the Historic Tax Credit Coalition discusses the program's $99.2B cumulative economic impact and includes detailed project case studies.
Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings: Statistical Report and Analysis for FY 2011Members only Login
This report from the U.S. Dept. of the Interior provides a thorough review of the performance of federal historic tax incentives, including project activity, case studies, and state programs.
Federal Tax Credit FinanceMembers only Login
Colin Rowan of United Fund Advisors discusses three federal tax credit programs and provides two project case studies in this presentation.
Tax Credit Investment ToolsMembers only Login
An overview of the key considerations for federal tax credit programs is provided in the presentation by Michael Buker of Ice Miller LLP.
EB-5: A Source of Equity for Historic RehabMembers only Login
Novogradac & Co. provides this case study of how EB-5 investment capital was pooled with the Historic Tax Credit to finance the renovation of the Alaska Building in Seattle, Washington.
NMTCs, HTCs, RETCsMembers only Login
Radhika Reddy of Ariel Ventures made this presentation on federal tax credit program financing structures.
Combining and Leveraging TIF with Other Tools Members only Login
Laura Radcliff from Stifel Nicolaus & Company give this presentation about the Grand Center Mid-Town Arts and Education District in St. Louis, Missouri. Discussion includes information about how New Markets Tax Credits were combined with TIF to...
Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide
Written in conjunction with Ice Miller LLP, the Tax Credit Finance Reference Guide examines how to effectively apply tax credits to development opportunities, and explains the basics of tax credits and the fundamentals of using these tools. In...
Historic Tax Credit Program Fact SheetMembers only Login
The federal historic tax credit program is reviewed in this fact sheet from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The sheet describes the program and the benefits of the credits for banks.
Historic Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Bill MacRostie from MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC gives this presentation with a general introduction to historic tax credits. He review the basic rules for using the credit as well as gives some case study examples.
A Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Brownfields Redevelopment
This publication of the EPA provides a thorough review of financing programs that can facilitate brownfields redevelopment. The guide focuses on federal tax incentives, but also includes discussion of state-level financing options.
Case Study: The Reserve at 4th and RaceMembers only Login
This case study from Lancaster Pollard presents a multi-family building financing project that combined state and federal historic tax credits, FHA mortgage insurance, and a state asbestos abatement grant. The document provides information on the...
2011 Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit
This report from a team of Rutgers University researchers examines the economic impact of the federal historic tax credit (HTC). Much of the attention in the report is devoted to the amount of money spent on, and because of, HTCs. Five detailed case...
Henry Ford Power House Charter High SchoolMembers only Login
Albert Rex presented this case study of the Henry Ford Power House Charter High School, a project that combined both New Markets Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits.
Federal Historic Tax Credits: Annual Report 2010
This annual report on the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program was produced by the National Park Service. The report presents the number of jobs and dollars produced by the incentives and discusses the relationship between federal and state...
Brownfields 2011: TIF, Tax Credits & Creative FinancingMembers only Login
Toby Rittner, CDFA President & CEO, gave this presentation on creative financing at the Brownfields 2011 conference. This document provides an overview of TIF and federal tax credit programs, which are financing tools that can be successfully...
Maximizing TIF by Combining ToolsMembers only Login
Lew Bowers from the Portland Development Commission gives this presentation about two catalytic TIF projects in the city of Portland. He first looks at the redevelopment and reuse of a building in downtown Portland and then discuss how PDC financed...
Cleveland - Midwest Tax Credit PowerhouseMembers only Login
Written by John Leith-Tetrault for the March 2011 issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, this article reviews Cleveland's historic success with tax credits. Leith-Tetrault starts with Reagan's cuts to HUD and follows the growth of...
Ohio Department of Development Historic Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Mark Lundine from the Ohio Department of Development discusses how Ohio, specifically, has used historic tax credits. In this presentation you will find real examples of building that have been renovated with the help of historic tax credits...
New Markets Tax Credit FinancingMembers only Login
Alan Kennard from Wildman Harrold, a law firm out of Chicago explains new markets tax credit financing. In his presentation he covers the basics of transaction participants and benefits, as well as leverage lending. He provides sample structures for...
HUD Prohibition of the Escrowing of Tax Credit Equity; Final RuleMembers only Login
This final rule, in accordance with a provision in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, bars HUD from requiring the escrowing of equity from the sales of low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), historic tax credits (HTCs) and new markets...
Preservation Tax Incentives for Historic Buildings
The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service produced this guide to highlight the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program. The booklet explains the incentives, defines tax credits and highlights various programs offered...
National Trust Community Investment Corporation: Historic Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Corinne Ingrassia, of the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, talks about both Historical and New Market Tax Credit programs and how they can be combined together to receive a larger return on investment at the CDFA Annual Summit.
Historic Tax Credits Overview - Bill MacRostie (Jan 2008)Members only Login
Rehabilitation tax credits were established to discourage unnecessary demolition of older buildings and to slow capital flight from older urban areas. This incentive offers a credit against total federal taxes owed, which is taken for the year in...
Elder Street Artists Lofts, Houston Texas Tax Credit Case Study - Rick Slagle, Apollo Equity Partners (Nov 2006)Members only Login
The Elder Street Artists Lofts in Houston, Texas is prime example of how a developer has used tax credits in an innovative manner to redevelop an old hospital into useable and high demand artist studio and live/work space.
Tax Credits At Work - East Baltimore Development, Inc. - Jack Shannon (Nov 2006)Members only Login
Cities across the country are implementing tax credit programs which impact local economic development and make a real difference. The City of Baltimore has put various credits to the test on a daily basis to create growth and opportunity and to...
Federal Historic Rehab Tax CreditMembers only Login
Presentation by William G. MacRostie from MacRostie Historic Advisors LLC on the federal historic rehab tax credit program with case studies and best practice examples. This is a large file and may take a few minutes to open and/or download.
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