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Revival Grants press conference and reception
Press conference held Thursday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Backatown Coffee Parlour, 301 Basin St.
The PRC unveils its new Revival Grants program to help low- to moderate-income homeowners make exterior repairs to houses that have been cited for violations by the Historic District Landmarks Commission.
Remarks by Danielle Del Sol, Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans; Paul Edmondson, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; Darryl Durham, President of the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association.
Light refreshments will be served.
What is the Revival Grants program?
The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is proud to announce the launch of its new Revival Grants, a program to assist low- to moderate-income homeowners in making exterior repairs to houses cited for violations by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission. The program will meet a critical need for residents who do not have the resources to make the repairs themselves and will help protect the integrity of the city’s historic architecture. It also aims to preserve affordable housing in New Orleans’ historic neighborhoods.
Revival Grants will launch in Tremé, one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in the United States. The new program is supported in part from a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. PRC Executive Director Danielle Del Sol and Paul Edmondson, the new president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will unveil the new program at the press conference.
“Our Revival Grants will help homeowners in need protect their most valuable asset: their home,” Del Sol said. “By working with our partners at the Historic District Landmarks Commission, we will make sure that these vital repairs protect the historic integrity of these houses and the Tremé neighborhood, while also ensuring that these homeowners no longer face fines that could jeopardize their homes.”
Revival Grants are the newest program of the 45-year-old Preservation Resource Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve “New Orleans’ historic architecture, neighborhoods and cultural identity through collaboration, empowerment and service to our community.”
“The PRC believes strongly in protecting not only the historic buildings in a neighborhood but also the cultural identity of the community and its residents,” Del Sol said. “By helping homeowners fix and save their historic homes, we’re helping to preserve this vibrant neighborhood for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”
Revival Grants will provide funding to make necessary repairs to eligible homes that have been cited for violations by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission. The grants only cover minor repairs to the exterior of each property. The PRC will prioritize homeowners by need and scope of work.
- Must be a low- to moderate-income household as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Area Median Income rules.
- Must reside in the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission full-control district of Tremé
- Must be a homeowner
- Must only own one property.
To apply, homeowners should contact the Preservation Resource Center to fill out an application by calling 504.581.7032 or emailing Revival Grants Manager Amelia Yates at email@example.com.