Venice Community Housing Continues to Do Their Part

by steve watts April 22, 2012

Venice Community Housing

Venice Community Housing is a local non-profit that's been developing lasting solutions for low-income individuals and families for over 23 years. 

Their mission is to preserve the economic, racial and social diversity of Venice and the surrounding neighborhoods. They support expanding and maintaining affordable housing and economic development opportunities for the area’s low-income population.


Some of their programs:

Venice Community HousingAffordable Housing and Supportive Services for nearly 500 tenants, including a transitional housing facility for homeless women and their children and housing plus services to help formerly homeless, disabled tenants stay housed and reach their full potential in life.

Study Lounge is an academic-focused after school program that focuses on providing academic assistance to students from ages 6-12 who reside in VCHC buildings and in the surrounding community.

YouthBuild helps at-risk youth earn a high school degree and connect to gainful employment, particularly in the construction and burgeoning "green" industries.

Venice High Teen Court provides an alternative to the juvenile justice system for young people.

For more about Venice Community Housing, visit


steve watts
steve watts

Growing up in South Africa, Steve spent his youth dreaming of far off places. After spending eight years extensively traveling to many of the great surf destinations of the world getting dengue fever, having a near death experience from a falling coconut in mexico, Surviving a 15 foot drop on a handboard on a Nias bomb, jumping from every rock he could find without adequate health insurance. and comprehensively debunking the myth there are no waves in Thailand, even if they are small. He decided it was time for a a degree. Steve Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in London with a degree in product design. He missed his graduation to go surfing in Californian, found a kindred spirit with Venice and never left

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