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In the wake of the unprecedented destruction resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the ACHP has been working to help address the impacts to historic properties. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were hard hit by the storms. (The impact on the island of St. John was particularly catastrophic.) The ACHP has reached out to the affected State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help coordinate how disaster recovery efforts are addressing historic properties and how review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act will be expedited.
HOUSTON – Restoration of NASA’s Apollo Mission Control Center (MCC) will get underway this fall, thanks to a $5 million fundraising campaign spearheaded by the nonprofit Space Center Houston, which is partnering with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to administer the funds. Since being decommissioned in the 1990s, the Apollo MCC–a National Historic Landmark housed within the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston–was assigned “threatened” status by the National Park Service in 2015. The predicament led Gene Kranz, flight director for the famed Apollo and Gemini missions in the 1960s, to ask ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson for the ACHP’s assistance in restoring the Apollo MCC.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced the East Baltimore Historic II project as the recipient of the inaugural ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The award recognizes developers, organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation, while at the same time providing affordable housing and/or expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As part of its efforts to expedite the regulatory approval of communications technologies, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced new procedures for the review of next-generation broadband projects on federal lands as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Ace.
As Congress weighs various proposals for tax reform, ACHP Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson has asked the House Ways and Means Committee to consider the past success and future potential of the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. Since 1976, more than 41,000 projects throughout the U.S. have benefited from the tax credit, generating $78.3 billion in investment and creating nearly 2.4 million jobs. The credit also pays for itself, with the $23.1 billion cost of the program offset by the $28.1 billion in tax receipts generated by projects receiving the credit.