How can I know the quality of senior housing?
A listing of Long Beach's Affordable Housing Resources is located at:
http://www.lbhdc.org You may wish
to contact each development that is listed.
Tell me about the first time home buyer program?
The City of Long Beach provides a variety of services to assist first-time
homebuyers realize their dream of owning their first home. The City
offers assistance programs for a home purchase. The City also offers
a comprehensive home education class on a monthly basis. For further
information, call (562) 570-6949.
Tell me about Section 8 housing?
Information about Section 8 housing is available at:
Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach
Is there rent control?
No, the City of Long Beach does not have rent control. It was voted
down by the electorate 3 times.
I want to know my rights as a renter?
With the exception of tenants who have a Section 8 Voucher, the City
is not involved in tenant-landlord relationships. You may wish to contact
What types of programs does the City offer to make
housing more affordable, and who is eligible to apply?
The housing authority bureau provides rental assistance to qualified
tenants living in housing owned by owners who have agreed to participate
in the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For information
regarding the Housing Authority Bureau, please call (562) 570-6985 or
visit their website.
The Housing Services Bureau provides assistance to developers/owners
to produce or provide rental units at affordable rents, assistance to
new homebuyers, and assistance to qualified property owners of single-family
homes, mobile homes and multifamily properties in rehabilitating their
homes and properties using below market rate loans. For information
on the Housing Services Bureau, please call (562) 570-6949 or visit
their website. www.lbhdc.org
What is the difference between the Housing Authority
of the City of Long Beach and the Housing Services Bureau?
The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach deals mainly with tenant
rental assistance through the Federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher
Program. For information regarding the Housing Authority Bureau, please
call 562-570-6985 or visit their website at:
The Housing Services Bureau is responsible for the preservation and
production of affordable housing units, through rehabilitation, new
construction and first-time homebuyer assistance programs. The Long
Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) is a nonprofit, public-benefit
corporation created by the City of Long Beach to aid in the support,
financing, and development of affordable housing in Long Beach. For
information regarding the Housing Services Bureau or The Long Beach
Housing Development Company (LBHDC), please call 562-570-6949 or log
on to their website. www.lbhdc.org