A Mar Vista-based non-profit organization wants to redevelop its offices with affordable housing, according to a motion introduced by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin.

Disability Community Resource Center (DCRC), which provides services to persons living with disabilities, is based out of a building located at 12901 Venice Boulevard, which it co-owns with the City of Los Angeles as a Tenancy in Common. DCRC hopes to raze the existing structure to develop new housing for formerly homeless persons, while also maintaining office space to provide on-site services.

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The motion introduced by Bonin instructs city staff to conduct an appraisal of the property, considered the first step in the redevelopment process, while also transferring $11,000 in funds allocated to Council District 11 to cover any associated costs.

The motion has been referred to the City Council for consideration at a future meeting.

DCRC is following a proven playbook for non-profits looking to build affordable housing on the Westside. Venice Community Housing recently razed its own headquarters on Rose Avenue to rebuild it as part of a mixed-use project with affordable housing, and is working with Safe Place for Youth on a similar project on Lincoln Boulevard.