Community Meeting: Local and State Tax Credit Resources for Historic Property Rehabilitation

Anyone interested in rehabilitating a historic house or commercial building may attend a free upcoming meeting that will provide the public with answers needed to get started. The Natchitoches Historic Foundation sponsored a program, which will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 5:30 pm at the Municipal building, located at 560 Second Street, next to the Natchitoches Fire Department. The program will feature experts from The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation (LTHP), the State of Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation, the City of Natchitoches Historic District Commission, and Natchitoches Main Street.

The presenters will discuss resources for rehabilitating historic buildings, including tax credits, historic designations and protective easements. The evening meeting is free and open to the public. It will cover the benefits of national and local historic districts, Louisiana State Cultural Districts, Main Street Communities and National Register listing, as well as how preservation easements can help protect properties into the future. Another program which can result in savings on property taxes, Restoration Tax Abatement, will also be discussed.

Owners or prospective owners of historic buildings or those who are interested in renovating a historic house or commercial building are encouraged to attend. Individuals needing tax credits for state and federal taxes are also invited.

Everyone in attendance is invited to the NHF Headquarters next door at 550 Second Street for cookies and lemonade starting at 5 pm. See what Historic Preservation can do!!

For more information contact the NHF at 318-471-7489.