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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Development Services Department and its Permit Center will be closed and no online, phone, email and inspection services will be available on Monday, January 18, 2021.
Our Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau assists with the preservation and development of affordable housing and offers a variety of innovative neighborhood improvement programs.
Housing programs include developer loans, and homeownership and rental housing resources. Funding for housing development is made available through a competitive Notice of Funding Availability process. Our housing staff is also engaged in research and policy development as well as the monitoring of long-term affordability covenants.
Neighborhood Improvement programs include residential and commercial improvement grant programs, Place-Based Neighborhood Improvement projects, neighborhood clean-up events, an urban forestry program with neighborhood tree planting events, and an innovative Neighborhood Leadership Program. Our bureau also offers a Neighborhood Resource Center for residents and neighborhood associations.
The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) advises the City Council regarding the delivery of housing and neighborhood revitalization services and the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Housing Successor funds. The LBCIC is comprised of a 7-member board of directors appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
To help balance the City’s budget during this economic downturn, Development Services will be closed on alternating Fridays for staff furloughs (unpaid time off). During these furlough days, our Department's regular services, including inspections, will be unavailable. To see a schedule of impacted service days, visit longbeach.gov/furlough.
MODIFIED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, City Hall, including the Development Permit Center and Neighborhood Resource Center, remains closed to the public until further notice
Housing and Neighborhood Services will continue to process general phone inquiries, housing resource referrals, and affordable housing loans for developers.
The following services will continue with a modified format:
- Pending grant applications
- Processing of Home Improvement Rebates
- Processing of Commercial Improvement Rebates
- Affordable housing monitoring
- Neighborhood Leadership Program training
- Developer meetings (via Webex video conferencing)
The following services are temporarily unavailable:
- In-person meetings
- Neighborhood Resource Center appointments
- Tree planting events
- Neighborhood clean-up events
- Community meetings
- Acceptance of paper applications
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Housing and Neighborhood Services
Neighborhood Resource Center
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