Venice Community Housing Corporation

A nonprofit organization

1 donor


VCHC's mission is to preserve, maintain and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income people, especially families; provide economic development opportunities and support services; increase understanding and support for these community development activities so that the economic, racial, and social diversity of Venice and surrounding areas is preserved.


VCHC offers a variety of programs that work synergistically to foster stable, self-reliant individuals, families and neighborhoods. These include:

Affordable Housing, VCHC's flagship program, provides 121 units of affordable housing, including a 32-bed transitional shelter for formerly homeless mothers and their children.

Human Services are provided to residents and other program participants to boost their stability and independence. Services are provided to residents on-site at our housing facilities and to other program participants at our program center.

Infant Toddler Development Center cares for up to 24 children, ages three months to three years, while their parents pursue employment and educational opportunities and access long-term case management. The childcare program is a partnership with neighboring St. Joseph Center.

Construction Job Training Program trains at-risk youth in the construction trades, helps them develop leadership skills, supports them to obtain their high school diplomas or GEDs, and connects them to jobs so they can transition into long-term employment.

Venice Building and ClayWorks is a micro-enterprise that provides job-training graduates with transitional employment in construction and tile work in our community. Participants build, renovate and decorate structures, making our neighborhood more livable.

ClayWorks for Kids is an after-school program gives pre-teens the chance to express themselves artistically while staying off the streets during peak crime hours. It also gives their families access to case management to ensure these kids are growing up in strong and healthy homes.

HandyWorker Program, under contract with the Los Angeles Housing Department, provides free minor home repairs for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. Construction Job Training Program trainees have an opportunity to assist skilled trades people and gain first-hand experience. All of VCHC's programs and services aim to increase our community's economic strength as well as our neighbors' abilities to be resourceful, stable and healthy.

Organization Data


Organization name

Venice Community Housing Corporation

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720 ROSE AVE STE 100
VENICE, CA 90291