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Venture House aims to rebuild community through affordable housing for artists and entrepenuers

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St. Petersburg’s community redevelopment non-profit, Venture House, held its ceremonial “sledgehammer swing” May 18 to mark the beginning of its affordable housing city improvement efforts. “A little over two years ago, Venture House was a 90 second pitch at a social enterprise contest,” said President and CEO of Venture House Frank Wells, as he stood in the living room of a large, boarded-up two-story house in South St. Pete. “It went something like this,” said Wells: ‘The City of St. Pete needs…

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