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Grants available for historic homeowners in Phoenix

Historic homeowners in Phoenix can apply for grants up to $20,000 to help fix up their houses.

The program will reimburse qualifying owners for 50% of pre-approved work costs between $5,000 and $20,000. Owners of historic homes that are either in city-designated historic districts or individually listed on the city’s historic property register are eligible. 

Phoenix defines rehabilitation as retaining, preserving and protecting as much of the original historic fabric as possible. The grants are meant to not only help residents rehabilitate homes but to promote reinvestment in neighborhoods. 

The City Council set aside $200,000 to fund this year’s program. Online applications are being accepted through Friday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m

Eligible exterior work examples provided by the city’s historic preservation office include:

  • Roof repairs/replacement
  • Foundation repairs 
  • Structural rehabilitation/reinforcement
  • Exterior wall repairs
  • Masonry/stucco repairs
  • Exterior window and doors repairs
  • Porch and step rehabilitation
  • Cornice and parapet repairs 
  • Re-painting (if a part of an eligible repair)
  • Historic garage, guest house or carport rehabilitation
  • Reversal of previous inappropriate alterations
  • Demolition of non-historic additions
  • Reconstruction of original architectural elements based on documentation/evidence​​
  • Interior work may be eligible only if necessary to stabilize or structurally support the building's historic exteriors.​
As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.