As Head of the Property Advisory Committee of the Preservation Resource Center (PRC), partner Randy Opotowsky keeps Steeg Law’s residential real estate clients apprised of the many educational programs that the organization offers. Classes about purchasing, renovating and maintaining historic homes and buildings, including the latest information about tax incentive programs, are often free.

If you own a home in the New Orleans area or plan to purchase residential real estate, you won’t want to miss these two summer programs being offered by the PRC.

Front Yard Initiative and Stormwater Management with Urban Conservancy

June 13, 2023

The Front Yard Initiative, Urban Conservancy’s response to excessive yard paving, is an incentive program working to improve New Orleans’ safety, stormwater management, and beauty. The program works with homeowners to find successful water management practices for their yards and monetarily reimburses homeowners for a portion of the approved projects. Urban Conservancy’s Executive Director, Dana Eness, and Program Manager, Emily Snyder, will discuss the Front Yard Initiative and answer questions about how projects qualify, while also teaching other ways to improve drainage and implement sustainable stormwater management.

Free, space limited. Advance Registration Required.

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Navigating the HDLC

July 14, 2023

If you own or plan to purchase real estate in the New Orleans area, there is a good chance it will be located in one of the city’s 17 local Historic Districts. The Preservation Resource Center partners with the Historic District Landmarks Commission to offer this free course designed to help property owners understand the HDLC application process and avoid the frustrations experienced by some applicants. Taught by HDLC Deputy Director Eleanor Burke, this class provides an opportunity for property owners to ask questions and learn more about how to work through the HDLC process.

This class is free and open to the public. Advance registration required.

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