What about sustainability?

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Venture House values sustainability, environmentally, economically and socially to encourage a strong community today, in a way that helps our community grow even stronger in the future.

Recycling as many existing houses as possible reduces our environmental footprint substantially over new construction. Our rehabs also strive for high energy efficiency including things like upgraded insulation and windows, reflective roofs, solar hot water, high efficiency appliances, LED lighting, and home controllers. We also reduce water consumption by using native plant landscaping and reclaimed water for irrigation where possible.

These efficiency efforts also substantially lower monthly bills for Venture House residents, making them even more affordable.

Holding properties in trust in perpetuity enhances the economic and social sustainability of our community by providing access to affordable housing for entrepreneurs and artists who have such a strong impact on local jobs and the economy, and the cultural life of our City.