RESTORE THE MICHIGAN HISTORIC TAX CREDITS

CALL TO ACTION Join and get involved with the MI Impact Coalition, as we work to bring back Michigan’s State Rehab Tax Credit.  Senate Bill 469 (S1) passed the Senate on December 13, 2017. House Bill 5178 (HB 5178) has also been introduced to reinstate the Michigan Historic Preservation Tax Credit. These bills would reinstate the popular program that offers a credit of up to 25 percent of rehabilitation expenses against state income tax.

Detroit Historic Preservation Specialist


Melissa Arrowsmith, Detroit
Detroit Historic Preservation Specialist
Michigan Historic Preservation Network
313 César E. Chávez Avenue
Lansing, MI   48906

Melissa Arrowsmith is the Detroit Preservation Specialist for the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.  She is experienced in federal historic tax credit applications, National Register nominations, historic survey, research and documentation. She believes that preservation has a role to play in making cities more accessible, inclusive, sustainable and prosperous. When she isn’t working to preserve Detroit’s architectural heritage, Melissa is also a beekeeper and player of bass guitar. 

Melissa’s responsibilities include providing guidance on historic preservation techniques and approaches, assisting with organizational development, helping to identify preservation grants and financial incentives, and educating and advocating for historic places. She works with the City of Detroit, local preservation groups, historic property owners and nonprofit organizations in the City of Detroit.