Press Release March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC — The L’Enfant Trust was awarded a $75,000 grant from The 1772 Foundation to support its Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPR Program). This generous grant will be awarded once DC’s “Historic Preservation of Derelict District Properties Act of 2016” subject properties located in the Anacostia Historic District are transferred to the Trust’s HPR Program (a revolving fund) for rehabilitation.
The Trust has focused its HPR Program on endangered historic buildings in Anacostia. To date, the Trust has completed two award-winning rehabilitation projects on long vacant, blighted single-family homes and returned them to the Anacostia community as sorely needed DC affordable workforce homeownership opportunities.
Together and with the full support of The 1772 Foundation, the Anacostia neighborhood, and with the DC Council, the Trust looks forward to its next ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebration in Anacostia.
About The L’Enfant Trust:
The L’Enfant Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1978 to preserve and protect Washington, DC’s historic neighborhoods, and streetscapes. In addition to providing DC property owners with technical preservation expertise and advice, in 2012, the Trust launched DC’s first Historic Properties Redevelopment Program conducting hands-on rehabilitation to preserve and revitalize the District’s historic communities. The Trust also administers its nationally recognized Conservation Easement program, protecting more than 1,130 of Washington’s historic buildings, the largest such program in the country.
About The 1772 Foundation:
Based in Newport, RI, The 1772 Foundation is a national leader in promoting historic properties redevelopment programs. Through its far-reaching educational efforts and grant-making programs, The 1772 Foundation has been an invaluable source of support for organizations like the Trust working to preserve American architecture and cultural histories for future generations.
For questions please call:
Lauren Oswalt McHale, Executive Director
The L’Enfant Trust
Mittie Rooney, Principal
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