Thursday, July 26, 2007

Updates to the Phoenix exterior rehab grant program

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix] -- The Historic Preservation Commission recommended revisions to the city’s popular Exterior Rehabilitation Grant Program, a matching grant program for historic property owners to help rehabilitate the exteriors of their historic homes. Effective immediately, the program’s scoring system will be modified to provide an additional point for applicants who attend informational grant workshops offered by the HP Office prior to submitting a grant application; applicants will be required to submit structural analyses along with applications proposing structural/foundation work; all applications addressing masonry repointing, cleaning, or paint removal must evidence that they meet the HP Office’s new technical repair briefs on these issues at time of application; and the grant scoring criteria will be delineated more clearly in the application program guide.