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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.
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.
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...
FY2012 Analysis of Federal Historic Preservation Tax IncentiveMembers 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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Historic Preservation Tax Credit Case Study - Downcity ProvidenceMembers only Login
The recent revitalization of a number of buildings in Downcity Providence was not financially feasible until the adoption of the Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit program. Since the program’s inception, approximately $54 million has been...
The Economics of Historic Preservation - Brookings InstitutionMembers only Login
The methods of determining the value of historic preservation vary widely, and several challenges persist in applying economic methods to the field. This discussion paper, which is followed with an extensive and annotated bibliography, reviews the...
CDFA Spotlight: Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
CDFA Fact Sheet providing information on the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, the nations most powerful historic rehab and preservation assistance program.
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