Honoring VCH Founder, Moe Stavnezer

Honoring VCH Founder, Moe Stavnezer Moe Stavnezer, Venice community activist, fierce environmentalist and dedicated affordable housing advocate, died on December 28, 2017. Over four decades, Moe devoted his considerable energy and talents to furthering the struggles for social and economic justice nationally and in his home town for 30 years, Venice.    Moe embodied the motto […]

Homelessness increased in the last year in the city and county of Los Angeles, leaving nearly 47,000 people in the streets and shelters despite an intensive federal push that slashed the ranks of homeless veterans by nearly a third, according to figures released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Nearly two-thirds of the homeless […]

Vigil for Brendon Glenn

On May 5, 2015, Brendon Glenn an unharmed 29-year-old homeless man, was fatally shot by a Los Angeles Police officer outside the Townhouse Bar in Venice.  On Tuesday, May 5, 2016, the community is invited to support justice for Brendon Glenn and his family by joining in a vigil outside the Townhouse Bar from 5pm […]

L.A. considers providing homeless in Venice with housing, bathrooms and storage

Los Angeles is considering a new effort to deal with the burgeoning homeless population in Venice that includes 24-hour access to bathrooms, free storage facilities and development of supportive housing on city land.     LA Times Article The measures, contained in four motions outlined by L.A. Councilman Mike Bonin, are among the first concrete proposals in […]

LA Municipal Code 56.11 Approved

On Wednesday, March 30th, the City Council approved a revised version of LA Municipal Code 56.11, which was originally revised last summer to strictly criminalize the right to have property in public spaces, with the most severe impacts on homeless residents and street vendors throughout the City. Concerned that the new version would be cause […]

Bill Increases Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Families

A new bill introduced by Senator Mark Leno today increases affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and veterans in California. SB 1053, the Housing Opportunities Act, ensures that all Californians have a fair opportunity to seek and retain housing, particularly when they use a federal rental subsidy as a method of payment. Current law allows […]