Federal historic rehabilitation tax credit certification

Our team expertly manages necessary components of the Historic Preservation Credit Application (HPCA) required for National Park Service review and certification including:

  • Part 1 | National Register eligibility determination, historical research, and document preparation and submittal.
  • Part 2 | Photo documentation, design review and consultation, application and amendment preparation and submittal, and NPS and SHPO negotiations.
  • Part 3 | Photo documentation, certification application preparation and submittal.
  • Appeals | In the case of a project denial, MHA will represent the client during the appeal proceedings.

State historic rehabilitation tax credit certification

Our staff is knowledgeable in the various tax credits and has worked closely with State Historic Preservation Offices across the country to take advantage of these beneficial opportunities for our clients. These processes often coincide or mirror the federal HPCA. We are qualified to handle all necessary documentation and applications for over 30 state programs.

National Register of Historic Places listing and local landmark designation

For clients wishing to pursue historic tax credits, MHA staff undertakes the robust task of conducting historical research and completing the application for the designation for properties that are eligible but do not yet have this designation. We also are able to undertake local landmark designation required to receive a real estate tax abatement.

Historic permitting and regulatory review

We are a valuable resource in the design process by advising our clients and project teams in ways to avoid any pitfalls or snags that may disqualify them from the tax credit programs or prolong the review of their certification application at the state or national level. From preliminary design review to ongoing project monitoring and management, our experts are an essential team member for successfully attaining historic tax credit equity.