Help Enhance the Federal Historic Tax Credit

October 7, 2021

In mid-September, House committees approved a $3.5 trillion package of bills to support rebuilding our communities and preserving our nation’s most important historic buildings. Championed by Senators Cardin (D-MD) and Cassidy (R-LA), the bills include enhancements to the Historic Tax Credit (HTC), the most successful federal program that supports the historic preservation movement.

Congress is actively working on infrastructure legislation that could include the biggest improvement and expansion to the HTC in a generation and we need your help to support advocacy efforts. The current draft would benefit ALL HTC-eligible projects from Main Street to large-scale rehabilitation efforts across the country. Help us preserve more and preserve better!

We need you to call your senators to support the Historic Tax Credit enhancement provisions included in the infrastructure legislation.

To call the Capitol Switchboard to connect with your senators: 202-224-3121

Explain to your Senators:

  1. Introduce yourself as a constituent
  2. “The Historic Tax Credit is the single most important tool for historic preservation. Unfortunately, it has not been improved since the 1980’s. Please support and protect the Historic Tax Credit provisions in the House Reconciliation Infrastructure Bill. The current draft would benefit ALL HTC-eligible projects from Main Street to large-scale rehabilitation efforts across the country. Help us preserve more and preserve better!”

Urge your senators to include improvements to the historic tax credit as part of the Build Back Better legislation making its way through Congress.

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