PRESS RELEASE

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

9/14/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 091423-2
Subject:
Long Beach Launches Interactive Digital Timeline Showcasing Local Homelessness Emergency Response Efforts
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
JIC@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched an interactive digital timeline of its emergency response efforts, offering a visual representation of the City’s actions taken under its emergency proclamation to address homelessness. The visual timeline supports one of the established goals of the emergency, “engaging the community in data, planning and assistance.”

“Part of our ‘all in’ approach is providing the public with updates and information in an easily accessible and visually comprehensive way,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “The visual timeline features an assortment of the immediate- to short-term goals we’ve accomplished, as well as updates we’ve shared through our weekly livestreams and updates to City Council.”

The visual timeline, available at longbeach.gov/homelessness/emergency-response-timeline, is categorized by month and includes interactive hover features that share the dates of significant activities, City Council updates, community livestreams and press conferences, as well as photos, videos and links to more information and resources. It showcases an assortment of enhanced efforts and initiatives undertaken from Jan. 10 through Aug. 31, 2023, and will continue to be updated throughout the emergency proclamation period. The events listed are in alignment with the City’s established immediate- and short-term goals and focus areas associated with the emergency, as well as key milestones, goals and other achievements under the emergency.

“We’re incredibly proud of the work we have done under the emergency proclamation,” said Health Department Director Kelly Colopy. “From increasing the number of shelter beds to enhanced street outreach and everything in between, the digital timeline offers an interactive look at the hard work our team has done to provide life-changing services and connections to resources for people experiencing homelessness.”

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.