As hurricane season approaches, the danger of flooding or other weather-related damage to historic resources goes way up. In the event of
a weather event, these fact sheets have been developed by the Maryland Historical Trust to assist
property owners/occupants dealing with historic resources damaged by flooding.
Resources for Historic Properties Impacted by Flooding
Maryland Heritage Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
State and federal preservation tax incentives are a tool that may be used to assist owners of certified
historic properties as they undertake rehabilitation projects following a flooding event.
Whether you are planning to rehabilitate your primary or secondary residence or a commercial property, you
may have the opportunity to earn a state income tax credit on qualified rehabilitation expenditures. Please
note that Rehabilitation Tax Credits are awarded based on the eligible rehabilitation costs of completed
projects and therefore do not provide any upfront financial assistance for the project.
While participation in the tax credit program requires prior approval of work, we encourage anyone who has
experienced storm damage to their historic buildings to contact our staff by telephone or email to gain
information on ways we might be of assistance in the expedition of approvals or streamlining of our review
process for emergency work. Appropriate staff contact information for the programs, depending on property
types, may be found in the links below.
In addition, if you have an open tax credit application, but experience damage to your property, you should
contact appropriate staff for guidance even if you expect all damage to be covered by insurance.
If your property was impacted by a severe weather event, you may be eligible to apply
for African American Heritage Preservation Program or Maryland Heritage Area
funds outside the normal grant cycle. Funds for an eligible
project could be available within months of the submission of an application. For
more information, please see:
The MHT Capital Grant Program is not offering emergency grants at the present time. Please check the
MHT Capital Grants web page for updates on availability
Links to Other Resources