word "heritage" has been used in several Hudson Hub-Times headlines. It can be confusing to see references to "Heritage of Hudson," "Hudson Heritage Association," and "Heritage Home Program" within the same week. However, it's worth understanding a few differences between them.
First, Hudson Heritage Association (HHA) is the non-profit organization created in 1962 to protect Hudson's historic buildings, its village streetscape and its Western Reserve architectural aesthetic. I am a member of HHA, because I believe in the work it's done over the past 50 years to maintain the unique beauty, historic significance and valuable presence of our community -- and I want to see it continue.
Second, the Heritage Home Program (HHP) is a service provided by the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) to help owners of older homes in Northeast Ohio to preserve their properties in harmony with the goals of historic preservation. For owners of homes older than 50 years, it's especially important to know about the HHP. Hudson Heritage Association and the City of Hudson have co-sponsored the Heritage Home Program with CRS, so that Hudson residents may enjoy the benefits of this great program.
Over the years, HHA has received many requests for help from Hudson residents on how to maintain their old homes. We are thrilled that along with the City of Hudson, our investment in the Heritage Home Program over the next year will offer a wealth of assistance to homeowners, from free technical advice to low-interest loans.
This week, HHA introduced this exciting program to the our community. I hope many Hudson residents will take advantage of its benefits - and continue to learn about and participate in more historic preservation initiatives by staying connected with HHA. For more information on future HHA programming and membership, visit www.hudsonheritage.org.
Julie Ann Hancsak,