Tennessee Preservation Trust

Preservation Toolkit:

State and Federal Tax Credits

Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. It creates jobs and is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. To learn about the kinds of tax credits available for preserving and/or rehabilitating historic structures, please visit:
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program website
To see how Tennessee sites get funding from this program, visit the State’s Department of Environment & Conservation website.

Economics of Rehabilitation

Maintaining historic structures and neighborhoods is not only beneficial in cultural and intellectual ways—it makes sense economically as well. When considering the benefits of rehabilitating a historic structure, take a look at the following sources:

Habitat for Humanity Toolkit

National Trust for Historic Preservation report on State Tax Credits for Historic Preservation

Measuring Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation and the Transportation Enhancement Program in Tennessee

Why are Historic Districts Important?
Economic Benefits of Preservation Session, Sustainability and Historic Preservation

Resources for Homeowners

Do you own a historic house? Would you like to rehabilitate and/or maintain it in its historic state (and receive tax credit for it)? These sources will help you in your preservation project.

Information on the Land Trust and Easements

Federal Standards for Rehabilitation

Resources on How to Rehabilitate Your Old Home

This Old House

Old House Online

National Trust’s “A Best Practices Toolkit for Historic Preservation and Redevelopment:”