The L’Enfant Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment
Program rehabilitates endangered buildings
facing demolition by neglect for workforce housing.
PROTECTING DC'S HISTORIC COMMUNITIES
The L’Enfant Trust's Conservation Easement
Program has played a critical role in protecting
Washington, D.C.’s built environment.
The L’Enfant Trust is a community
resource for technical preservation.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
The L’Enfant Trust needs your support to preserve
and revitalize Washington, D.C.’s historic communities.
People. Buildings. Community.
Our mission is to preserve and revitalize Washington D.C.’s neighborhoods through programs that connect residents to their collective history, protect the city’s architectural heritage, and reactivate neglected properties within their communities.
Historic Properties Redevelopment Program
The L’Enfant Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program is D.C.’s first nonprofit real estate developer that focuses on the rehabilitation of distressed historic buildings and community revitalization.
A Conservation Easement is an important preservation tool that protects a historic property from demolition, neglect, and insensitive alterations, and ensures that the property maintains its historic character in perpetuity.
The L’Enfant Trust maintains a full-time, professional staff and educational resources to assist you with caring for or learning about a historic structure.