The National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
This award recognizes organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and/or expanded economic opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
- Showcase historic preservation as a strategy to renew the viability of diverse older neighborhoods
- Revitalize the livability of older communities
- Protect historic resources on America’s public lands
- Meet community needs through the rehabilitation and active use of individual landmarks
- Demonstrate that older buildings are excellent examples of “green” and sustainable construction
- Demonstrate that historic preservation supports economic, environmental and cultural sustainability in communities
- Broaden the ethnic and cultural diversity of historic preservation
- Use innovative, replicable strategies that create new models for historic site interpretation, stewardship, and/or reuse
- Involve properties that benefited from the Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, which promotes historic preservation and community revitalization by encouraging private investment in historic building rehabilitation
- Does the nominated project or activity provide for the adaptive use of historic structures and districts for affordable housing and/or economic development opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents?
- Is the project or activity in an area that is part of a locally developed, overall community revitalization effort or part of a community revitalization plan?
- Describe the financial structure and any creative elements, including all sources of funding.
- What is the project’s income range target, if any?