Loveland joins ‘national movement’ with low-income housing for artists

Loveland has transformed one of its old mill buildings into a 30-unit low-income housing complex that will house artists and their families beginning this May, reports the Associated Press.

The project was designed by Minneapolis-based Artspace and supported by more that $5 million in tax credits, plus some national grants.

With the new housing, the city hopes to revitalize downtown Loveland. They're not alone in that hope:

"Loveland is a brilliant microcosm of what is happening across the country," said Jamie Bennett, executive director of ArtPlace America, which brought together major funders like the Ford and Rockefeller foundations to distribute grants weaving the arts and artists into community planning and development.