Steve Clare: Venice Community Housing Corporation | KCET
Steve Clare: Venice Community Housing Corporation
In 1968 Steve Clare moved to Venice with his wife and daughter, staking ground in L.A.'s counterculture hub. Clare, witnessed the accommodation shortages and lack of social services provided to the working-class community of color in Venice and decided to do something about it. Working as a housing attorney, he funded and led the Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC), which today includes a holistic ecology of community services that range from housing and job training programs to youth development and management. Under his direction, the VCHC remains a bastion for Venice's poor and disenfranchised.
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