How It Works

The Preservation Resource Center provides funding to eligible homes that have been cited for violations by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC). The grants only cover minor repairs to the exterior of each property.

Examples of eligible repairs:

  • Replacing inappropriate materials used for doors, windows, shutters, fences, etc.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged gutters, siding, trim work
  • Other violations to HDLC guidelines.

Who Qualifies?

This program assists low- to moderate-income homeowners who live in a New Orleans Historic Landmarks Commission district that levies fines. By making repairs to their houses with PRC’s assistance, the homeowners will be able to remain in their property and pass it on to future generations. The Preservation Resource Center will evaluate homeowners by need and scope of work.

Qualifications requirements:

  • Must reside in a New Orleans Historic Landmarks Commission district that levies fines. 
  • Homeowners can verify if they are located in an HDLC district using the PRC’s Interactive Map or visiting property.nola.gov.
  • Must have been cited for violations by the Historic District Landmarks Commission.
  • Must be a homeowner and only own one property.
  • Must be a low- to moderate-income household as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This means the total household income cannot exceed the current 80 percent AMI limit, which is as follows in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA HUD Metro:
    • $48,650 for a family of 1
    • $55,600 for a family of 2
    • $62,550 for a family of 3
    • $69,450 for a family of 4
    • $75,050 for a family of 5
    • $80,600 for a family of 6
    • $86,150 for a family of 7
    • $91,700 for a family of 8

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, please contact the Preservation Resource Center by calling (504) 581-7032. You also can complete the Online Application below, and a staff member will be in touch soon.

Contact

Preservation Resource Center 
923 Tchoupitoulas St. 
mshoriak@prcno.org
(504) 301-5020

If you are interested in being a contractor for a Revival Grants projects, please fill out a contractor application and submit it to mshoriak@prcno.org.

PRC also is doing Hurricane Ida recovery projects in all historic districts in the city, including National Register Historic Districts, State Cultural Districts and Local Historic Districts. Learn more and see who qualifies for PRC’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

Further Reading

The PRC’s Revival Grants program is funded in part by a grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a grant from the Richard and Julia Moe Family Fund. Both of these funds are programs of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Additional support for Revival Grants comes from The 1772 Foundation, the City of New Orleans, Hancock Whitney Bank, the Bentson Foundation, Regions Bank, and other private donors.