State Approves Funding for Housing at Jubilo Village and Kaufman Creative Community Center

The state of California has approved funding for Jubilo Village affordable housing project and the  artists-in-residence housing through the Wende Museum at the Glorya Kaufman Creative Community Center.

The Methodist Church-backed Jubilo Village is approved for a million dollars to be granted to the developer by Culver City to support the project. Culver City was also approved for $500,000 to support the Artists Housing being built by the Wende Museum as part of the new Community Center.

Jubilo Village, an affordable housing development being created on the property owned by the Culver-Palms Methodist Church on Sepulveda Boulevard, will offer 95 units of affordable housing. Created by the church in partnership with Community Corporation of Santa Monica, the  development will offer one, two and three bedroom apartments in a five-story building on the back of the lot. Construction does not yet have a starting date. After the groundbreaking, construction is expected to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

The current church sanctuary will also be redesigned and rebuilt; the two building projects are separate. 

The Glorya Kaufman Creative Community Center, a project being done by the Wende Museum, broke ground last July, and will include several units of housing for artists-in-residence. Designed by AUX Architecture, the Center will also include a theater, a demonstration garden, art space for veterans, and a dedicated place for students of the Culver City Unified School District. 

Assembly member Isaac Bryan, who was also recently sworn in as California State Assembly Majority Leader, supported the measure. He offered online that “There is no reason art reflecting social history [such as the Wende Museum displays] can’t be combined with solutions to contemporary social problems.” 

Judith Martin-Straw

Photo – Wende Museum Executive Director Justin Jampol with Assembly Member Isaac Bryan at the construction site for the Creative Community Center


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