There are several ways to get involved and share your feedback:
- Attend a City Council meeting
- Attend the Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) Public Hearings
- Join a virtual event
- Review the draft Consolidated Plan and share your feedback
The City of Long Beach is developing the next five-year (2023-2027) Consolidated Plan (Plan) and we want you to be a part of this important process. This is an opportunity for residents to help the City determine which housing, community and economic development projects and activities should be prioritized for federal funding. Whether it’s for building more affordable housing, providing assistance to small businesses, sponsoring programs for youth, improving parks or helping with neighborhood clean-ups, this funding will provide expanded opportunities for qualified areas of the city.
The City of Long Beach receives three types of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) on a non-competitive, entitlement basis.
The Plan outlines and prioritizes the use of these funds and identifies activities to address the City's housing, community and economic development needs. The Plan also describes the City's strategy to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons.
Here are the six main steps the City will be following from May to August in developing the Plan:
Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) Public Hearing
There will be an upcoming LBCIC Public Hearing. This hearing by the LBCIC, which is the City’s nonprofit affiliate, provides an additional opportunity for community members and stakeholders to participate and share feedback about the Consolidated Plan.
June 22, 2022, at 4 p.m.
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd Floor (“DeForest” Conference Room)
Long Beach, CA 90802
Review the Draft Consolidated Plan and Provide Feedback
Draft 2023-2027 Long Beach Consolidated Plan
The Plan will be posted online for a minimum of thirty (30) days, from May 20, 2022 to June 22, 2022. Feedback is encouraged and can be submitted to Alem Hagos, Housing & Neighborhood Services Operations Officer, at Alem.Hagos@longbeach.gov
Feedback can also be submitted by mail to:
Long Beach Development Services
Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Attn: Alem Hagos
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802