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Emergency Shelter Improvements

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Additional project updates and information will be published on an on-going basis.

Latest Updates - April 2024

The City’s Contractor, Goodmen Roofing Construction, is scheduled to start construction on phase 1 of the project on April 29, 2024, with a scheduled completion, barring weather and other unforeseen delays, by July 2024.

The contractor is scheduled to perform work Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Efforts will be made to minimize inconveniences to ongoing programs at the shelter.

Phase 1: Roof Repairs – The upper roof will receive minor repairs and the lower roof’s membrane will be replaced.

Phase 2: Building Improvements – Interior improvements include new offices, restrooms, showers, and a kitchen as well as new electrical and HVAC systems with newly insulated walls. Exterior improvements to the building include a pet run area, outdoor seating, exterior lighting, and updated parking with ADA access. 

  • February 2024 Update

    The City of Long Beach purchased the property located at 702 W. Anaheim on September 28, 2023 to convert the building into a permanent, year-round shelter and annual winter shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The project scope is undergoing development.


Estimated Project Timeline

*Construction timeline is set barring unforeseen weather changes or other circumstances

Phase 1: Roof Repairs

Design & Permitting

Winter 2023

Begin Construction

Spring 2024

Phase 2: Building Improvements

Design & Permitting

Summer 2024

Bid & Award

Late Fall 2024

Begin Construction

Mid Spring 2025


Project Information

The 702 Anaheim Emergency Shelter Conversion Improvements Project involves conversion of the existing building to an emergency shelter with a new energy efficient HVAC system, upgraded plumbing and sewer systems, an upgraded roof, and other tenant space enhancements.

Community Benefits:

  • Address homelessness
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Improve infrastructure quality
  • Extend usability and useful life of facility

Project Funding

The 702 Anaheim Emergency Shelter Conversion Improvements Project has received $5,700,000 in Measure A funds.

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