Revival Grants

Preserving Affordable Housing in New Orleans Historic Districts

The Preservation Resource Center’s Revival Grants program is designed to help both low-to moderate-income homeowners and to preserve the historic architecture and culture of our city’s oldest neighborhoods.

 

HOW IT WORKS:

The Preservation Resource Center will provide 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 HDLC full control historic districts, or in partial control districts that levy fines. By helping these homeowners to repair and maintain their homes, they will be able to remain in their houses and pass their property on to future generations. The Preservation Resource Center will evaluate homeowners by need and scope of work.

Qualifications requirements:

  • Must reside in an HDLC full control historic district, or in a partial control district that levies fines. Homeowners can verify if they are located in an HDLC district using property.nola.gov.
  • 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% AMI limit, which is as follows in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA HUD Metro:
    • $39,300 for a family of 1
    • $44,900 for a family of 2
    • $50,500 for a family of 3
    • $56,100 for a family of 4
    • $60,600 for a family of 5
    • $65,100 for a family of 6
    • $69,600 for a family of 7
    • $74,100 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 or fill out an application, and a staff member will be in touch soon.

 

Qualified applicants own a home within an HDLC full control historic district, or in a partial control district that levies fines. Homeowners can verify if they are located within an HDLC district using property.nola.gov

 

Contact:

Preservation Resource Center  •  923 Tchoupitoulas St.  •  mshoriak@prcno.org  •  (504) 636-3074

 

 Download an application form

 

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

 

PRC is also currently 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.

Additonal 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.