Development Services

Housing & Neighborhood Services

As part of the City’s proactive efforts to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Neighborhood Resource Center is closed to the public until May 1, 2020.

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
Tenant Assistance Policies Update:

On March 25, 2020, the Long Beach City Council enacted a new emergency ordinance that temporarily halts evictions for residential and commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a comprehensive rental relief package unanimously approved by the City Council. Learn more by reading the City's latest press release and the emergency ordinance.


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.



HOW WE'RE DOING

Building a Better Long Beach — 2019 Quarterly Reports on Key Service Metrics

     
 
 
 
Serving over 40,000 customers at the Permit Center annually and working behind the scenes to ensure that buildings in the City are safe, sustainable, and structurally sound.
 
Maintaining and improving the quality of life of our neighborhoods and community corridors, with more than 5,000 complaints addressed and 5,200+ code enforcement cases closed in 2019.
     

 
   
 
Creating a more livable community—with 400 new affordable homes currently underway, 700 trees planted annually, and 1,000 tons of street trash cleaned up each year!
 
Playing an essential role in shaping the future of Long Beach—handling 13,000 zoning inquiries and issuing 600+ Certificates of Appropriateness annually, and so much more! 

SERVICES

Affordable Rental Housing

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

Home & Commercial Improvement

Housing Development Funding

Neighborhood Improvement

Policy, Initiatives & Grant Administration

HOW DO I?

The City maintains a list of privately owned affordable housing properties in Long Beach. Click on the link below to view the list.
There are a number of ways to get involved in your community. View the links below for a variety of programs offered by the City and a list of neighborhood groups in Long Beach.

Neighborhood 
Improvement
Neighborhood Groups 
We offer grant programs that help pay for home or commercial improvements. More information.
The City of Long Beach has the tools to get you started on planning a clean-up or tree planting in your neighborhood. More information.