Valley non-profit to combine art and affordable housing at Visalia lumberyard

VISALIA, Calif. (KFSN) -- The city of Visalia is in the process of selling the old Lumberyard to a Valley-based housing non-profit.

The lumberyard is currently home to the Visalia Arts Consortium.

But they won't be going anywhere.

The city says Self-Help Enterprises will develop 81 affordable housing units along with artist loft spaces and space for the consortium.

"Self-Help Enterprises is excited to create affordable housing opportunities in Visalia, while adding a robust partnership with the arts community to provide living, working, teaching, and gallery space downtown," said Self-Help Enterprises CEO Tom Collishaw.
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