At its core, the LuigART Makers Spaces creates live/work spaces by rehabilitating historic workforce housing in the North Limestone neighborhood. In addition to creating new spaces, the program connects these residents with partner non-profit organizations to help with downpayment assistance, financial literacy training and low-risk mortgage financing. The LuigART Makers Spaces also will make it possible for people to create and sell their goods out of their homes, and will even allow residents to hire employees to work out of their house.
Most of the houses in the LuigART Makers Spaces were formerly vacant, condemned, or distressed properties that showed signs of a long history of disinvestment. From these properties, we are producing energy-efficient, affordable housing that remains true to the architectural history and character of the neighborhood. The NoLi CDC will also commit several houses to host individuals involved with partner organizations that benefit the community, as well as houses for temporary stay for visitors to the neighborhood.
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