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1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can repair the exterior of their single-family homes in DC historic districts. Depending on your income, you can receive a grant up to $25,000 ($35,000 in Anacostia) to cover between 50% and 100% of the project’s cost. Projects include repairing, restoring, or replacing outside features such as siding, windows, doors, roofs, and porches.


This program is called the Historic Homeowner Grant Program and is offered by the Office of Planning.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You own the home that you live in.

  • Your home is a single-family home (not condo or cooperative) and in one of these historic neighborhoods: Anacostia, Blagden Alley/Naylor Court, Capitol Hill, Emerald Street, Fourteenth Street, Kingman Park, LeDroit Park, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon Square or Triangle, Shaw, Strivers’ Section, Takoma Park, U Street, and Wardman Flats. Use our interactive map to find out if your home is in a designated historic district (purple areas).  

  • You receive the Homestead Deduction from the Office of Tax and Revenue.

  • Your annual gross income—your income before paying taxes—is at or below the limit for your household size. Check below.

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Keywords: grants, home repairs, fix my roof, fix my siding, fix my porch, fix my windows, fix my doors, homeowners, renovate my single-family home, restore my historic home, income limits, brick, mortar, steps, stoop


This page was last updated October 2021.

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