Long Beach, CA – As part of the City of Long Beach’s mission to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach by increasing housing opportunities, enhancing current initiatives and addressing and improving overall public safety for the entire community, the City has launched a survey seeking community members’ knowledge and perceptions of homelessness in Long Beach to garner feedback to further inform City resources, services and response efforts. The survey is now available at longbeach.gov/homelessness.
“To meet the challenge of homelessness, it’s important to listen and understand the needs of our residents as we measure our community’s progress,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We want to hear your voice and get feedback through this survey. We’re all in this together.”
The survey, available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog, asks a variety of questions regarding one’s knowledge and perception of homelessness in Long Beach, including questions related to affordable housing availability, community concerns, City resources and services offered, evaluation of the City’s response efforts, among others. Results of the survey will be used to further inform the City’s response to the homelessness crisis, help guide allocation of resources to address homelessness, and ensure City messaging about homelessness resources is addressing community concerns and information gaps. Those without computer or smart phone access can visit a public computer lab at any open Long Beach Public Library location.
At the conclusion of the survey, an analysis of the quantitative and open-ended results will be shared with the Long Beach City Council. The survey is powered by Zencity, a digital community engagement and strategic planning platform.
For more information on the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness in Long Beach, people may visit longbeach.gov/homelessness and follow @lbhealthdept and @longbeachcity on social media and follow the hashtag #EveryoneHomeLB.