A 1-bedroom here for $425/mo.? In the Washington DC area?
If you’re an artist! One-bedroom units in this 12-unit building in the upcoming Mount Rainer artists’ community are really only $425/month, thanks to the Housing Initiative Partnership in Maryland.
Mount Rainer, a neighorhood in Maryland at the Washington DC border, is focused on revitalization through attracting creative people – risk-takers at heart. This is a key attribute, being that the area was overrun by drug dealers just a few years ago.
The Mount Rainer Artist Lofts will provide 44 more units for artists, an $11.7 mixed-use building that was awarded $8 million of federal tax credits by the Maryland Dept. of Housing & Community Development.
i lived in dc from 96-98, and i just had this feeling about Mt. Ranier, probably because it has this surprising food co-op. But it also has lots of trees and very inexpensive homes with a lot of architectural character.
It’s a place that could happen. Artists definitely should colonize it. There’s plenty of vacant retail space and easy access to DC and Baltimore.
Please provide more information about the Mount Rainier project. How do artist apply for such housing?