Advocacy and Government Affairs

Who represents you when it comes to helping to preserve your historic home? If you're a member, we do! We listen to you and carry your concerns to the highest levels in government. We have a Chief Advocacy Officer on staff who meets regularly with members of both the House and Senate, working to ensure the concerns of owners of historic homes are heard in Congress. We also report on significant issues affecting the historic homeowner in our quarterly magazine, Historic American Homes.     

Tax Credit and Incentives News

Illinois has an aggressive Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program aimed to encourage owners of historic homes to make substantial renovations through a eight-year assessment freeze on their properties.  Houses must "qualify" to be eligible, which means designated as historic or in a historic district.  For more information: http://www.illinoishistory.gov/ps/taxfreeze.htm

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