Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Lancaster County Community Foundation that will help PCA&D develop creative housing solutions that keep creative students living in Lancaster.
The grants, announced at a news conference on December 11, 2013, are part of the Foundation's Ah-Ha Project: Creative Solutions to Real Problems, in which grants benefit organizations whose work supports the residents of Lancaster County.
According to Angela Spickler, PCA&D director of development, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is "planning and researching creative solutions to meet the needs of its growing student body while remaining true to its City as Campus values.
"Our creative solution is a three-pronged approach that ensures that appropriate, affordable housing within the city is available to an expanding student body. The three elements include converting unused upper-story space through a master-lease arrangement with a downtown landlord, redevelopment of an unused structure into college-owned student housing, and providing housing scholarships to students so they can afford to choose to live in clusters with
other artists and designers."
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