Last week, the House Budget passed its third reading with Governor McCrory’s proposed Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program still intact. Though we have enjoyed a victory in the House, our work is not done yet.
Thanks to supporters, Guilford County’s House members heard when they talked about the positive economic impact preservation projects have had in your communities. Projects such as Revolution Mill, Natty Green’s, the Vernon Building (image, right) and Market Square would not have happened had it not been for the Historic Tax Credits. Supoorters gave them real insight into these projects that they know well and have visited, but may not have known were saved through these incentives.
NOW IT’S TIME TO CALL YOUR SENATORS. (Contact information found at www.ncleg.net).
- Senator Phil Berger District 26: (919) 733-5708 Phil.Berger@ncleg.net
- Senator Gladys A. Robinson District 28: (919) 715-3042 Gladys.Robinson@ncleg.net
- Senator Trudy Wade District 27: (919) 733-5856 Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net
Please ask them to support Governor McCrory’s proposal for a successor program to the Historic Tax Credits — the Historic Rehabilitation Investment Program — to continue investments in preserving our historic buildings. Details can be found in this presentation and in this summary. This is the version included in the House Budget.
Even if you have not personally used the credits, your support is much appreciated because you illustrate the importance of historic buildings in Guilford County.
Please continue to share this message via social media. And let us know what you are hearing.
The historic preservation tax credits were not in the Senate budget passed several weeks ago, but we have an opportunity to gain Senate support as legislators from both houses as they finalize the budget during conference.
HELP US, THROUGH YOUR CALLS, TO ENSURE HISTORIC PRESERVATION LEGISLATION IS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL BUDGET.
If you have any questions, please call Martha Jenkins at (919) 807-7252.
Thank you for your support and your dedication to preserving North Carolina’s historic and treasured places.