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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Venice Median Project Design Workshop, 15 April

Becky Dennison, director of Venice Community Housing, gives the latest upcoming event dates and answers questions regarding the Venice Median project.

Community Design Workshop
Saturday, April 15th
10 am – 12 pm
Venice-Dell-Pacific parking lots

Flyering and Door-Knocking
Friday, April
9 am – 11 am
Farmer’s Market/residences near parking lots

Community engagement dates will be updated on an ongoing basis and VCH continues to attend community meetings as invited. Invite them to come to any formal or informal group of neighbors or stakeholders. They are presenting to New Bethel Baptist Church and the Venice Chamber of Commerce next week. Email venicedellpacific@vchcorp.org to extend an invitation and/or give any other suggestions on expanding community engagement.

Questions and Answers

What are the sizes of the units? (The units are too big, and should be smaller)
The Tax Credit Allocation Committee (TCAC), the primary source of funding for affordable housing, sets minimum standards for the size of units, and we plan to create units at or near those minimums at Venice-Dell-Pacific. In the 2017 program regulations, the minimum unit sizes are:
Studios (including private bath and kitchen): 200 square feet; 1-bedroom: 450 square feet; and 2-bedroom: 700 square feet.

Is food/nutrition included in social services for permanent supportive housing or other tenants?
Yes, food and nutrition resources can be and often are included in a social services collaborative. Examples are food pantries, community gardens and kitchens, nutrition workshops, weekly transportation to grocery stores, and others. Those will all be considered for Venice-Dell-Pacific, and we are also looking into how the social enterprise/retail on site could meet food and nutrition needs at all income levels.

All Q&A to data are available.
Please email venicedellpacific@vchcorp.org to submit any new questions, as well as other feedback.

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