Why Venture House for houses & neighborhoods?

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Venture House works in neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by a bad economy, often leaving dozens of homes and commercial buildings abandoned, boarded up and vacant.  These houses become a source of blight, attracting criminal activity and bringing down quality of life – and property values – for residents in the area.  Venture House recycles problem properties with high-quality rehabs, incorporating many sustainable, energy- and water-efficient features, and local products and labor whenever possible.  Since Venture House holds properties in trust to assure affordability for the long-term, our projects are built to last!

Neighborhoods also benefit from Venture Houses:  our partnership with the City provides smaller rehabs – fresh paint and landscaping, a new fence or porch, even upgraded windows and other features – and increases public safety presence, raising property values and quality of life for everyone.