PRESS RELEASE

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

2/15/2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 021523-4
Subject:
Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson to Host Community Forum with Local Housing Providers
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
JIC@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA – As part of the City of Long Beach’s mission to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach by increasing housing opportunities, enhancing current initiatives and addressing and improving overall public safety for the entire community, Mayor Rex Richardson will host a community forum with local housing providers where he will share details about the City’s monetary incentives to encourage new owners, landlords and other housing providers to lease up with people assisted through the Housing Authority’s Choice Voucher and Emergency Housing Voucher programs. Local housing providers are encouraged to attend the meeting to learn about these incentives and engage in meaningful discussions to aid in the City’s efforts to combat homelessness.

"Our local housing providers play an integral role in connecting people who are experiencing homelessness with a secure place to call home,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “We hope this meeting will encourage new housing providers to participate in one of our offered voucher programs so that more of our residents who are unhoused can find stable permanent housing.”

The meeting will take place at the City’s Housing Authority building (1500 Hughes Way Suite A-150) from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. Mayor Richardson and Housing Authority staff will present information on existing monetary incentives – including direct payments to landlords – as well as enhancements to City services that benefit housing providers, among other housing provider resources. Registration is required to attend. To register, Long Beach housing providers can call 562.570.5372 or submit an online registration.

More information about the City’s Housing Authority is available at visit longbeach.gov/haclb.

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.