HUD is partnering with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) to offer the HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The 2017 Award will be given to a project that promotes affordable housing, community revitalization, and/or enhanced economic opportunities through the continued use or adaptive re-use of historic buildings and neighborhoods.
The deadline for nominations is March 27, 2017 and details about the criteria and submission process for the HUD Historic Preservation Award are available now.
Projects completed within the last three years with HUD funding or financing are eligible to apply. Work must meet preservation guidelines - the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. The award will be presented in conjunction with ACHP’s business meeting in July.
The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) and the Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) developed the award with ACHP, an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on historic preservation matters and administers the regulations that implement Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. HUD is a designated member of the Council. The HUD Secretary’s Award was previously offered jointly with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.