One Illinois program is designed specifically for major renovation to owner-occupied residential properties. Check out the Property Tax Assessment Freeze Program on the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency web site. Eligible properties include:
Rock Island Landmarks
Highland Park Historic District properties
Broadway National Register Historic District properties
National Register Individually Listed properties
Other residential housing rehabilitation assistance can be found at
Income-producing properties (commercial or residential apartments) that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places can qualify for federal income tax credits by utilizing the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Other City of Rock Island programs that combine well with historic rehabilitation include: