The City of Long Beach is an entitlement city that receives Community Development Planning (CDP) grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create viable communities with decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. Funding is provided through three grant programs as listed below:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): funds community development activities, including economic development, community services, residential and commercial façade improvements, public infrastructure improvements and more.
- Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG): funds programs that provide shelter and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness
- HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME): funds the acquisition, rehabilitation and development of major affordable housing projects in order to create and preserve affordable housing.