• Historic Preservation Funding



    Recording breaking support with 127 Members of Congress signed-on! More


  • Thank you for your Advocacy



    We had great Congressional meetings and sessions. Don't forget to complete Hill Report forms for follow-up. More


  • Resources to Take Action




    Get ready to act with all the resources we've prepared specifically for preservation advocacy, on the Hill, in-district, and in the media.More


  • National Preservation Conference Recap




    Our staff and board were everywhere in Indy, panels, sessions, tours, luncheons, and dance parties, read our recap. More

Most Recent Legislative Updates

Historic Preservation Appropriations; Update on Section 4(f); ACHP Report on Post Office Reuse; Penn’s State HTC Opens

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 16, April 18, 2014 → Connect with Your Member of Congress in the District on Historic Preservation Appropriations This is a Congressional in-District work period, but staff in Washington continue to work on appropriations bills. Congress has heard testimony from the administration. Secretary Jewell testified before the House …

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Preservationists Testify on FY15 Appropriations; HPF Sign-On Social a Success!; Michigan Heritage Area Legislation

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 15, April 11, 2014 → FY 2015 Appropriations – Preservationists Testify on the Hill The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies heard from public witnesses during hearings on appropriations for the Department of Interior’s FY 2015 budget. Preservationists were joined by community activists and heads …

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Rep. Camp will not seek Re-election; Senate Signers for the HPF letter needed; Record Sign-on for House HPF Letter; House Budget Bill Introduced; Appropriation Hearings

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 14, April 4, 2014 → Rep. David Camp (R-MI) will not seek Re-election More Retirements in the Michigan Congressional Delegation Another senior member is stepping down from Congress and not seeking re-election, House and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI). Camp was first elected in 1990, the same …

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Limits to Presidential Power over National Monuments Passes; Historic Preservation Fund Advocacy Still Needed; Sally Jewell on FY15 Interior Appropriations

Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 13, March 28, 2014 → Thanks for Urging Congress to Preserve Presidential Power to Protect Public Lands Preservation Action joined a coalition of preservationists, conservationists, and environmentalists to urge Congress to oppose H.R. 1459, the “Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act.” Despite objections from …

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House Dear Colleague Letter for HPF Funding; Flood Insurance Bill to the White House; Advocacy Week featured in Next City Blog

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 12, March 21, 2014 → FY 2015 Historic Preservation Funding The Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus co-chairs are leading a House FY15 Dear Colleague to urge appropriators to support the FY 2015 historic preservation funding. Reps. Turner and Holt ask for the amounts in the President’s Budget that fell …

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National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week

Advocacy Week Recap: Grassroots to Grasstops – How to Make the Preservation Pitch

One of Preservation's Best, Elm Terrace historic rehabilitation in Portland, ME receives award at Congressional Reception. Pictured (left to right)
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Senator Angus King (I-ME); Erin Cooperrider,  Community Housing of Maine; Cullen Ryan, Community Housing of Maine; Michael Phillips,  National Trust Community Investment Corporation

As Preservation Action celebrated 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy, National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week participants found the most essential tool in historic preservation under threat. Panelists and speakers gave the rally cry for preservationists to increase their activity on the historic tax credit and historic preservation funding and to hold legislators accountable. …

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A Note from PA President, Darlene Taylor on Advocacy Week

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Preservation Action is celebrating 40 years of advocacy for historic preservation policy. With threats in Congress to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit – legislation that is for Preservation Action and our founding President, Nellie Longsworth, the start of our mission – this is a pivotal moment. When cities across the country were destroying empty and …

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Obama Releases FY15 Budget Request; Keep the Historic Tax Credit; Thank you for your Advocacy and Meetings Follow-Up

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Preservation Action, Legislative Update Volume 17, Number 10, March 7, 2014 → President Obama Releases FY 2015 Budget Request Michael Degnan of the White House Council on Environmental Quality presented highlights of the President’s FY 2015 budget during Advocacy Week’s Domestic Policy Briefing. Keep the Historic Tax Credit! We’ve been here before – and we’ll …

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Preservation Stories

Preservation Stories: Harvest Commons, Chicago, IL

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Elm Terrace, Portland, ME

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Brewhouse Inn in the former Pabst Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal  incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Boyle Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

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During National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, six projects were awarded “Preservation’s Best.” Congressional Historic Preservation Caucus Co-Chairs Michael Turner and Rush Holt, along with US Senators and Members of Congress representing the project winners attended to recognize and present the award to their constituents. Through federal  incentives like the historic tax credit, historic preservation drives …

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Preservation Stories: Ohio State Tax Credit Project, Erie Terminal Place, brings Young Professionals to Downtown Youngstown

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The Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program provides a tax credit equal to 25 percent of Qualified Rehabilitation Expenditures incurred as part of historic rehabilitation projects at National Register sites and districts. The Program is highly competitive and receives applications bi-annually in March and September. Applications are evaluated with an objective scoring system measuring each project’s economic …

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