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 2021, VCH housed over 500 people, and 10 individuals exiting homelessness moved into permanent supportive housing units.
• Resident Services– A range of on-site supportive services are provided for VCH tenants, including case management, comprehensive health and wellness services, food and transportation assistance, job readiness and financial literacy workshops, resident leadership meetings, and others.
• Westside Youth Academy and Venice YouthBuild– A comprehensive program providing education, job training and leadership development services to young adults ages 18-24.
• After School Programs– Academic-focused after school activities, including tutoring, mentoring, and recreation, serving 100 children ages 6-14 who reside in VCH’s buildings and in the surrounding community.