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