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Federal historic tax credit

We are experts in the 20 percent federal tax credit that is administered by the National Park Service (NPS) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Since 1985, 43,000 income-producing properties have utilized this tool for $131 billion in historic rehabilitations.

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State historic tax credit

Combined with the federal program, some projects can receive up to 45% in tax credits for rehabilitation costs when utilizing state programs. Currently, 35 states have their own legislation, and the MHA team is well-equipped to navigate each program.

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National register of historic places nominations and local landmarks designations

In order to receive federal and some state historic rehabilitation tax credits, the property must be listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), a program administered by the National Park Service (NPS).


Regulatory review

MHA advises clients on complicated real estate transactions under regulatory review. We are a valuable resource in the design process, guiding project teams to avoid pitfalls that may disqualify them from the tax credit programs or prolong the review of their certification application.


Due diligence

MHA can advise on preliminary considerations of historic tax credit requirements for a project in order to plan for a successful rehabilitation that meets funding goals and anticipates realistic timing.

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Our partners have more than 120 years of combined experience in the field of historic preservation and have managed more than 1,000 federal historic rehabilitation tax credit certification applications.

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Our projects are among the best historic rehabilitation projects in the country. With our guidance on historic preservation matters, the excellent rehabilitation work of our clients has been widely recognized by local, state, and national organizations. Below are just a few of our most recent accolades.

  • Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    • Rosenwald Courts Apartments | 2018 Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
  • Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) Magazine

  • Affordable Housing Tax Credit Coalition (AHTCC)

    • The Carling | 2019 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award Winner - Preservation
    • Lofts on Arthington | 2018 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award - Metropolitan Housing (Honorable Mention)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    • Bradley Symphony Center | AIA Wisconsin | 2021 Honor Award
    • Harrison Square | AIA Illinois | 2021 Historic Renovation Award
    • TWA Hotel | 2021 AIA Award - Architecture
    • South Street Landing | AIA and The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) | 2020 CAE Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation
    • Lathrop | 2020 Design Excellence Award - Distinguished Building Award Citation of Merit
    • The Old Post Office | AIA Chicago | 2020 Design Excellence Awards - Divine Detail Award & Interior Architecture Award
    • The Mark Twain | AIA Chicago | 2020 Design Excellence Award - Distinguished Building Award
    • The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park | AIA El Paso | 2020 Design Award – Jury Prize
    • Hotel Peter & Paul | AIA New Orleans | 2020 Award of Merit for Historic Preservation, Restoration, and Adaptive Reuse
    • Garver Feed Mill | AIA Wisconsin | 2020 Design Merit Award
    • South Street Landing | Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) | 2019 Design Awards - Education Facilities Design - Citation: Transformation – Higher Ed Education Facilities
    • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel | AIA Illinois | 2016 Crombie Taylor Award for Preservation
    • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel | AIA Chicago | 2015 Design Excellence Award - Distinguished Building
    • Chicago Motor Club | AIA Illinois | Crombie Taylor Preservation Award
  • Architect Magazine


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  • National Church Residences
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  • Camden Management
  • High Tide Capital
  • Peregrine Group
  • Cornish Associates
  • Caragh Development
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  • Portland Housing Authority
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  • Commonwealth Development
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  • The NHP Foundation
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  • Pearl Hospitality
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  • Historic Boston Incorporated
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation
  • Heartland Housing
  • Related Midwest
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  • Caragh Development
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Radom Capital
  • NewcrestImage
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  • Trapp Lewis/Siam South LLC
  • Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corp.
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