REHABILITATION GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR HISTORIC HOMES AVAILABLE
The city of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office is now accepting applications for its Exterior Rehabilitation Assistance Program. The grant application deadline is Wednesday October 6, 2010 at 5:00p.m.
Owners of historic homes that are either in city-designated historic districts or are individually listed on the city’s historic property register are eligible to apply. The program funds critical structural stabilization, repair and rehabilitation of historic exterior features such as roofs, exterior walls, porches, and windows, as well as reversal of previous inappropriate alterations. Repair is always preferred over replacement of historic architectural features and materials. If replacement is necessary use matching or compatible materials and repeat the design.
The program reimburses owners on a 50/50 matching basis for pre-approved work requests, with grant funding from $2,000 to $10,000 per project. In exchange for receiving financial assistance, the property owner agrees to sell the city a 15 year conservative easement to protect the historic character of the property’s exterior.
For more information, or to download an application, visit: phoenix.gov/historic/hprehab.html. Application packages may also be picked up in the city’s Historic Preservation Office at 200 W. Washington St., 17th floor. Please call (602) 261-8699 or Liz Wilson at (602) 262-6883 for additional information.