COMMUNITY VENTURES INC

Transforming communities with sustainable, affordable housing through neighborhood partnerships.

Philadelphia, PA   |  www.community-ventures.org

Mission

Community Venture's mission is to work in partnership with neighborhood-based organizations to improve communities and to increase the supply of affordable housing. Where possible, Community Ventures continues to work with its locally-based partners over a long period, carrying out a series of projects to establish momentum for the stabilization and improvement of the local real estate market. In neighborhoods where the private market is strong, Community Ventures aims to preserve or expand affordable housing options. In all of its work, Community Ventures strives to achieve the highest levels of environmental sustainability and to produce beautiful and high quality neighborhoods.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Mr. David La Fontaine

Main address

1501 Cherry Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA

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EIN

23-2462126

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Housing Rehabilitation (L25)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

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Affordable Housing Programs

Community Ventures develops affordable rental and for-sale housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income families using public and private subsidy. To date, Community Ventures has built or renovated 312 houses and apartments for rent, 126 houses for sale, and 39 permanent supportive housing units in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Community Ventures manages all of its rental properties.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) is a City of Philadelphia program to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to improve neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries. Community Ventures has been selected as one of the 20 non-profit organizations to manage Rebuild projects. These non-profits are known as “Project Users” for Rebuild. CV is currently managing five Rebuild projects with a combined investment of $43 million in capital improvements.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

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Financials

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COMMUNITY VENTURES INC

Board of directors
as of 04/06/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nancy Wagner-Hislip

Reinvestment Fund

Thomas Williams

Nancy Wagner-Hislip

Reinvestment Fund

H. Ahada Stanford

Retired, City of Philadelphia Commerce Department

H. Alden Blyth, Jr.

Alden Blyth Architect LLC

Rob Fleming

University of Pennsylvania

John Howard

Retired, Becker & Frondorf

Mark McGuigan

Nina Liou

The Liou Choice LLC

Deborah McColloch

Retired, City of Philadelphia

Rebecca Johnson

AIA Philadelphia & Center for Architecture and Design

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Male

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