The Louisiana Historic Tax Credit plays an important role in preserving culturally significant buildings in New Orleans and statewide. Our state historic tax credit has supported the redevelopment of some of our most treasured structures, including the Pythian building, St. Roch Market, Bell School, John McDonogh High, the ACE and NOPSI hotels and more than 800 others.
The Pythian building is just one example of the many projects in New Orleans that utilized the Louisiana Historic Tax Credit to save and transform vacant historic buildings.
In addition, this program has resulted in meaningful economic development across Louisiana. A recent report from the Lt. Governor’s office stated that from 2009 to 2018, $3.7 billion was invested in Louisiana as a result of historic tax credits! Approximately $9 of economic activity results from every $1 credited.
The Louisiana Historic Tax Credit program is slated to expire in 2021, creating uncertainty that could be a deal-breaker for future redevelopment projects.
On Tuesday, April 23, the Louisiana House of Representatives will consider House Bill (HB) 83 sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Harris of New Orleans. The bill would extend the Louisiana Historic Tax Credit program until 2026. We need your help in making sure our lawmakers understand the importance of passing this legislation.
Our friends at Louisiana Citizens for Culture have made it as simple as possible to email your state legislator in support of HB 83:
If you wish to call your lawmaker, use the chart below to find contact information for members representing the Greater New Orleans area. Click here to see who represents you in the Louisiana House of Representatives.