Phoenix city departments meet to facilitate historic rehab projects

Employees from the City of Phoenix’s Neighborhood Services Department and Historic Preservation Office met to discuss how to further work together on building rehabilitation projects.  Project status and potential changes to the city’s Low Income Historic Housing Rehabilitation Grant Program were outlined.  Staff from the two departments agreed to meet quarterly.

The program was created to encourage the repair and rehabilitation of historic residential properties for persons and families with low-incomes.  The program funds critical building maintenance; structural stabilization work; repair and rehabilitation of historic exterior features such as roofs, walls, windows, and doors.

All projects are required to meet city historic preservation guidelines, as well as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.  City funds pay up to 70% of the costs of eligible exterior rehabilitation work, with the owner or other financial assistance programs covering the remaining costs.  The funding request can range from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $25,000.

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