Founded by local community members in 1988, Venice Community Housing has been developing lasting, neighborhood-based solutions for low-income families and individuals for over 28 years. We own, and manage 216 units of non-profit affordable housing, both transitional and permanent throughout Venice, Mar Vista, and Del Rey. We also provide comprehensive supportive programs including job training, youth development, life-skills coaching, and family services to help people regain or retain their self-reliance. Our non-profit, permanent affordable housing helps people whose wages haven’t kept pace with rents in their own neighborhoods. And for the most vulnerable who can’t make it without help, we provide permanent housing with supportive services that allows them to live with dignity.
By reducing the number of homeless people on the street, by investing in permanent housing, by training young people to be self-reliant, and by building our strategic partnerships for better service delivery, we allow people to transform their lives making our communities safer, stronger, and more inclusive. VCH has embraced its role as a solutions-based organization that eliminates barriers preventing low-income people from being successful, contributing citizens.
Venice Community Housing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, EIN # 95-4200761
• Housing– VCH owns, manages, and maintains 216 units of affordable housing in 15 buildings throughout Venice, Mar Vista, and Del Rey, including 78 units of permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and a transitional living center for formerly homeless women and their children. In 2015, VCH housed 513 people, including 145 children and 165 formerly homeless individuals.
• Resident Services– A range of on-site family services are provided for VCH tenants, including case management, food and transportation assistance, job readiness and financial literacy workshops, and resident meetings, as well as supportive services and a monthly donation center serving homeless and low-income individuals in the community.
• Venice YouthBuild– A comprehensive program providing education, job training and leadership development services to out-of-school and out-of-work youth, ages 18-24, each year to help them transition into successful adulthoods.
• After School Programs– Academic-focused after school activities, including tutoring, mentoring, and recreation, serving 100 children ages 6-18 who reside in VCH’s buildings and in the surrounding community.
• Teen Court– A peer-based program held at Venice High School that provides an alternative to the juvenile system for young people accused of first-time minor offenses.
• Homeless Services – We distribute bus token in partnership with the LA Metro bus token distribution program, operate a Free Storage Venice program located at the Venice Boardwalk, and monthly donation center serving homeless and low-income individuals in the community.