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    Historic Homeowner Grant Program

    Great news for homeowners living in historic properties, the Historic Preservation Office is now accepting applications for the Historic Homeowner Grant Program.

    The grants are available to low- and moderate-income households living in specific historic districts. Grants may be up to a maximum of $25,000, except the Anacostia Historic District where the maximum is $35,000.

    Grants will be awarded for exterior repairs, rehabilitation, and structural work on historic properties in the following historic districts: Anacostia, Blagden Alley/Naylor Court, Capitol Hill, Fourteenth Street, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon Square, Mount Vernon Triangle, Shaw, Strivers’ Section, U Street, and Takoma Park.

    The application deadline for the Part I application is December 21, 2012.

    The grant application is a two part process. In Part I, homeowners provide photographs of their house and a general description of the repairs and restorations they propose to make. Eligible applicants will receive a Part II application and a detailed scope of work. Price proposals from general contractors and household financial information will be submitted in Part II. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a committee appointed by the Director of the Office of Planning and the Chairman of the Historic Preservation Review Board.

    Projects selected for grants will start construction in late spring 2013.

    Go to Frequently Asked Questions or the Historic Preservation Office website for more information.

    Questions regarding the program should be directed to Brendan Meyer at (202) 741-5248 or brendan.meyer@dc.gov.

    Brendan Meyer
    Historic Preservation Specialist
    DC Office of Planning, Historic Preservation Office
    1100 4th Street SW, #E650
    Washington, DC 20024
    t: 202-741-5248
    f: 202-442-7638

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