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 crisis housing shelter for homeless families, and housing plus services for individuals having experienced chronic homelessness and disabilities, substance abuse, and/or mental health issues through the Permanent Supportive Housing 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 2017 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:
- 57,794 total # of homeless persons – increase of 23% since 2016
- More than 57% of unsheltered adults have lived in LA County for over 20 years
- Over 71% had a place of residence in LA County prior to experiencing homelessness
- 34,189 homeless persons in the City of Los Angeles, an increase of 20% from 2016
- 2,529 homeless persons in City of Los Angeles Council District 11
- Of those, approx. 1,071 are living in Venice
- 100% need a permanent place to call home