ACHP Policy Statement on Housing and Historic Preservation (2023)

December 22, 2023

Communities across America are experiencing housing shortages, especially shortages of affordable housing. The Policy Statement on Housing and Historic Preservation promotes federal, state, and local action to rehabilitate historic buildings for housing and accelerate permitting and environmental review, including Section 106 review.

Recognizing that facilitating rehabilitations can help boost housing supply, meet sustainability goals, and utilize community assets more effectively, the ACHP has developed this policy statement to encourage both rehabilitation of historic housing (including historic public housing) and adaptation of historic buildings not originally built for housing.

The full text of the policy statement is available in the Federal Register and in PDF format.