PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

3/15/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 031523
Subject:
City of Long Beach Seeks Partnerships with Community Organizations to Serve Residents Experiencing Homelessness
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
JIC@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking partnerships with community organizations and local companies that are interested in partnering with the City of Long Beach to collaborate with the City’s homelessness emergency response and assist in serving residents experiencing homelessness.

“To achieve effective, long-term change we need the support and collaboration from our community partners,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “I encourage local and regional organizations and businesses to join in the effort to support our residents who are unhoused by offering their direct services and prevention strategies to reduce homelessness and support those in need.”

Local organizations and companies that are interested are invited to fill out the Emergency Homelessness Response Community Partnerships Interest Form. The City is focused on both direct services and upstream homelessness prevention strategies. Both funded and volunteer community partnership opportunities are available.

On Jan. 11, the City identified nine work groups to take on various aspects of the homelessness emergency response, including the Community Partnerships Work Group. The goal of this work group is to strengthen the collaboration and partnership with local organizations that can serve Long Beach residents experiencing homelessness. These partnerships are instrumental in lowering barriers and achieving positive outcomes for the entire community.

Equitable access to services and prevention is a priority of the City, and organizations that serve historically underserved populations are encouraged to become a partner in this important work.

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.