Long Beach Homelessness
Mayor Robert Garcia today presented on the City of Long Beach’s work to end Veterans Homelessness, at the White House’s Veterans Homelessness Summit, where the City of Long was recognized for its outstanding efforts. Since December 2015, every Veteran who has experienced homelessness in Long Beach is offered a path to permanent housing.
Mayor Robert Garcia – Photo from Facebook
Mayor Robert Garcia has called a special study session for the City Council to discuss homelessness in Long Beach for October 4, asking city staff to update the Council on the current state of homelessness in the city, and to provide a review of progress since the adoption of “5 key community strategies” in 2010.
The City of Long Beach has been awarded an additional $765K from the federal government to provide services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness in the City of Long Beach, bringing the total annual award to $6.9 million.