ACHP Chairmans Award

The Chairmans Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation recognizes projects, programs, or policies that make significant contributions to historic preservation in conjunction with a federal entity or property. This award also acknowledges noteworthy accomplishments in the promotion and advancement of the current Administrations goals with respect to cultural and natural heritage resources and historic preservation, especially those which add benefit for the federal government and the public.


ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

2018 winners, Rosenwald Court Apts., Chicago, IL
2018 winners, Rosenwald Court Apts., Chicago, IL

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the ACHP, the ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. This award recognizes a project that has advanced the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and/or enhanced economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families.

Nominated projects and activities are judged on the success they have achieved in rehabilitating, restoring, preserving, and interpreting architectural and cultural heritage. Preference is given to efforts that adaptively re-use historic buildings, include HUD funding or financing, and contribute to local community revitalization efforts. Projects or activities must have been completed or have made substantial achievements within the last three years to be eligible. Efforts are required to meet the preservation guidelines of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.