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Tax Credits & Loans: Overview

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission administers programs to help owners meet the costs of maintaining their historic properties. Programs include tax incentives, preservation easements, and low-interest loans. Also, preservation architects on the Commission staff help owners to plan their projects and make sure that the work meets preservation standards.

For commercial and income-producing uses, RIHPHC adminsters two tax credit programs for owners who rehabilitate their properties according to preservation guidelines:

RI Commerce Corporation adminsters a tax credit that can be used for the rehabilitation of historic structures:

Other RIHPHC incentives include:

For more information about these programs, contact Virginia Hesse at (401)222-4135 or Roberta Randall at (401)222-4333.