Venice Community Housing supports and builds equitable and inclusive communities by providing affordable housing with supportive services, education, employment programs, and public policy advocacy that advances racial and economic justice.
Venice has historically been one of the most economically, racially, and culturally diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles. More recently, Venice’s rich social fabric has been threatened by economic forces eliminating affordable housing for Venice’s low-income and working-class residents and eroding tolerance and appreciation for the diversity that has made Venice a global landmark. Since its founding in 1988, Venice Community Housing has focused on creating neighborhood-based solutions by providing affordable housing, supportive resident services, and pathways to higher education and employment.
VCH touches the lives of over 1,300 individuals annually through the following services:
Housing: VCH owns and operates 252 units of affordable and supportive housing in 17 properties. The organization operates an additional 28 units of short-term housing for families and transitional age youth (18-24) experiencing homelessness through the Roots to Grow and Westminster TLC programs. Roots to Grow, operated in partnership with Safe Place for Youth (SPY), provides housing and services for 20 transitional age youth (ages 18-24) experiencing homelessness for up to 36 months. VCH is also in the process of developing new properties to expand its housing stock. Currently, over 500 new affordable and supportive units are in VCH’s pipeline in varying stages of development.
Resident Services: A range of on-site services for tenants, including case management, transportation assistance, job readiness, financial literacy workshops, and other supportive services.
Westside Youth Academy: A comprehensive program providing education, job training, and leadership development services to transition aged youth ages 16-24.
After School Programs: Academic-focused after-school activities including tutoring, mentoring, and recreation that serve children ages 6-12.
For more information, visit the Venice Community Housing website at www.vchcorp.org