VCH’s affordable housing program provides 216 units of affordable housing in 15 buildings in Venice, Mar Vista, and Del Rey. Seventy-five percent (75%) of our housing is affordable to households with incomes less than 50% of the median income.
We also provide an eight-family transitional living center for formerly homeless women and their children and housing plus services for individuals having experienced chronic homelessness and disabilities, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues through the Shelter + Care program. VCH follows the “Housing First” model for all of our supportive housing units.
VCH provides all property management and maintenance of our properties and continually work to preserve and expand affordable housing in Venice and the surrounding areas.
Impacting Factors Housing Affordability Crisis
• California’s lowest-income households spend 2/3 of their income on housing.
• 1.5 million low-income households –half of them in Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Inland Empire –do not have access to housing they can afford.
• High rents are driving more Californians into poverty (Per the California Housing Partnership Report April 2015).
Some quick facts about the homeless population from the 2015 Greater Los Angeles Homeless
Count covering the Greater Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which includes all of LA
County except the cities of Long Beach, Pasadena, and Glendale:
• 41,174 total # of homeless persons – increase of 16% since 2013
• The number of tents, makeshift shelters, and vehicles have increased from 5,335 to 9,535 since 2013
• 25,686 homeless persons in the City of Los Angeles
• 2,359 homeless persons in City of Los Angeles Council District 11
• 100% need a permanent place to call home