The Venice Community Housing Corporation will hold an opening celebration Thursday, May 22nd, for “We Shall Not Be Moved,” an exhibition of international graphics on gentrification, homelessness and resistance that explores political posters as a tool to publicize the plight of homeless people and struggle for their betterment.
The exhibition celebrates the housing corporation’s 20 years of affordable housing and community development in Venice and surrounding areas.
The opening celebration, which will include a wine bar and music, is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at the housing corporation, 1212 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. Admission is free.
The exhibition will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday through June 8th, and 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 6th.
Since 1988, the Venice Community Housing Corporation has created or preserved the affordability of 175 homes in 13 apartment buildings in Venice and Mar Vista, including a transitional housing facility for homeless women and their children, a corporation spokesman said.
Ninety percent of the corporation’s housing is affordable to households with incomes less than 50 percent of the median, the spokesman said.
Services the housing corporation provides include affordable housing and tenant services, daycare for children from low-income families, L.A. Bridges after-school program at Mark Twain Middle School, a Teen Court at Venice High School, educational and job training programs for at-risk youths and home repairs for low-income elderly and disabled home owners.
For more information, (310) 399-4100 ext. 106.