VCH’s affordable housing program provides 252 units of affordable and supportive housing in 17 properties and operates an additional 28 units of short-term housing for families and transition aged youth experiencing homelessness.
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 short-term housing program 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 2020 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:
- 66,436 people in Los Angeles County experiencing homelessness. A 12.7% increase from the 2019 Point-in-time count.
- The number of seniors 62 and over rose 20%, an alarming increase receiving sharp focus during the pandemic.
- We saw a 19% increase in homelessness among Transition Age Youth (TAY) Households and Unaccompanied Minors, which includes both individuals 18-24 and members of families headed by persons 18-24.
- 3,273 homeless persons in City of Los Angeles Council District 11
- Of those, approx. 1,685 are living in Venice
- 100% need a permanent place to call home
All of Venice Community Housing’s affordable units are filled from our existing wait lists. Please reach out to Candy Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding our housing wait lists. All wait lists are currently closed.
All of Venice Community Housing’s Permanent Supportive Units are filled from the Los Angeles County Coordinated Entry System also known as the CES system. Please reach out to St. Joseph Center for more information regarding the CES and any available units in the Los Angeles area.