Development Services

Housing & Neighborhood Services

Long Beach CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB CARES)

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community and employees safe, City Hall, including the Development Permit Center and Neighborhood Resource Center, is 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
Tenant Assistance Policies Update:

On May 19, 2020, the Long Beach City Council voted to extend an emergency ordinance that halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Learn more by reading the City’s latest press release.

The Council had adopted the emergency ordinance on March 24 amid the COVID-19 outbreak as part of a comprehensive rental relief package. See the press release for that action 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.


Affordable Rental Housing

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

Home & Commercial Improvement

Housing Development Funding

Neighborhood Improvement

Policy, Initiatives & Grant Administration


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 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.


2020 Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau Quarterly Report
Creating a more livable and sustainable community—with more than 500 trees planted annually, and over 100 clean-up events each year that lead to 1,000+ tons of street trash and debris picked up. View report.