Long Beach affordable housing
Mayor Robert Garcia will host three community forums to discuss building workforce and affordable housing. In his 2015 State of the City address, Mayor Garcia announced that he was forming a Housing Study Group, chaired by former Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, to review policy ideas that would support the building of quality housing for working families, seniors, students, and veterans.
On Tuesday, May 24, the Long Beach City Council authorized the City and a developer to jointly apply for up to $17,723,734 in state funding for affordable housing for lower-income seniors and veterans. The partnership significantly increases the chances of receiving the competitively awarded state funding.
The Long Beach City Council has approved two items that will preserve 148 units of affordable senior housing for 55 years, and also provide new opportunities for quality, affordable housing for lower-income families.
Last Tuesday night, the Long Beach City Council unanimously passed a resolution that will enable the preservation of 406 units of affordable housing in West Long Beach. The Springdale West Apartments, located at 2095 W.
Citing the partnership of property owners, tenants and the community, Councilmember Daryl Supernaw and Councilwoman Stacy Mungo endorse the key provisions of the Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP) proposed by staff with the goal of preserving and improving existing affordable housing within the City of Long Beach.
The City of Long Beach today celebrated the grand opening of Ramona Park Apartments, a two-story, 61-unit rental complex that will provide affordable, quality housing for low- and very low-income seniors. Together with The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), Palm Communities, and Western Community Housing, the City is proud to open the doors to this warm and contemporary senior living community.
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) has been awarded a $553,000 grant to renovate MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St. The funding comes from the California Department of Housing and Community Development Housing-Related Parks (HRP) grant program, which creates incentives and rewards local governments for building affordable housing to fund much-needed parks in their communities.
Councilmember Al Austin and the Andy Street Community Association are joining together to help more than 1,000 kids get ready for the start of school.
On Saturday, schoolchildren are scheduled to receive backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free haircuts, health screenings and free food at the “Back to School Summer Blast.” During the event, there will also be an opportunity for community members to provide input on what they would like Phase II of Davenport Park to look like.
On Thursday, the City of Long Beach, The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC) and developer/property manager Abode Communities celebrated the grand re-opening of Evergreen Apartments, three multi-family developments that provide affordable housing for 180 residents.
Despite funding delays that put new many redevelopment projects on hold statewide, Tuesday’s groundbreaking is a sign that affordable housing is a priority in Long Beach. The development of Ramona Park Senior Apartments at 3290 East Artesia Boulevard in North Long Beach will take shape to help meet the demand for affordable housing options for seniors.