Government policies and decisions have a major impact on Virginia’s historic places. Preservation Virginia works with its partners and network of preservationists to build public support for identifying priority preservation issues and developing action strategies to ensure that Virginia’s historic places remain strong and economically sustainable for present and future generations.

Current Efforts

Protecting the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (VA) and the Historic Tax Credit (Federal)

Along with partners and like-minded organizations like the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Scenic Virginia, we’re constantly monitoring the Virginia General Assembly and the United States Congress to protect and grow the HRTC and HTC. When they’re threatened by budget setbacks, we’re on hand to tell our representatives the success stories.

Since 2015, we’ve been studying the economic impact of these programs in order to be able to best tell the tangible, dollars-and-cents impacts these programs have on the local communities. Read more about our two economic impact studies.

How you can help

You can help us in this ongoing education effort. If you’ve seen the impact of a tax credit project in your community, let your legislators know. You can also sign up for our Legislative Alerts and follow our calls for action.

You can support Preservation Virginia’s statewide work and be a voice for historic places.