Community Development

Inclusionary Housing Study

In May 2017, the Long Beach City Council directed staff to develop an inclusionary housing policy to encourage the development of mixed-income housing. The policy is one of many tools the City is considering to ensure that Long Beach residents have access to affordable housing.

The City completed an economic feasibility study and conducted a series of community outreach and stakeholder engagement events in 2019.

Inclusionary Housing Study Resources and Materials

On February 20, 2020, the Planning Commission received City staff's recommended Inclusionary Housing Policy components and recommended that the City Council adopt an ordinance enacting an inclusionary housing policy. For more information please refer to the full Planning Commission agenda item.

The proposed Inclusionary Housing Policy recommended by the Planning Commission will be presented to City Council in a public hearing on June 9, 2020. Following direction on the policy by the City Council, an Ordinance will be prepared and presented to the City Council for first and second readings in August 2020.

Two community meetings were held in December 2018 to introduce the concept of inclusionary housing. The City hosted a community workshop in June 2019 to present the results of an economic analysis and inclusionary housing policy considerations listed in the Topics for Feedback below.

The City hosted separate stakeholder focus groups for tenant advocates and for market-rate developers in early August 2019. A Planning Commission study session that included a presentation of the recently completed Inclusionary Housing: Financial Evaluation and the latest opportunity for public comment followed on August 22, 2019.

Links to the community workshop and Planning Commission study session presentations and supporting documents follow.

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