Make A Mark Arts Loan
The Housing Fund’s (THF) involvement in Nashville and Davidson County’s update of the city’s multi-year general plan, NashvilleNext, lead to the identification of the need to create/preserve affordable artist space as well as a coordinated effort to revitalize neighborhoods through focused placemaking driven by the creative community.
The Make A Mark loan program was designed with artists, for artists. Make A Mark loans are for the purchase, purchase/rehab and/or new construction of artist work or live/work space in Davidson County, Tennessee. The Housing Fund also provides technical assistance to the artist or developer during all phases of the project.
The artist will be low to moderate income (LMI) or the activity will take place in a LMI Census Tract. LMI is defined as persons with incomes at or below 80% of the area’s median family income adjusted for family size, as defined by Housing and Urban Development (HUD)