|The City of Long Beach, as a recipient of federal community development and housing funds, is conducting an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The AFH will explore issues such as disparities in access to renting or purchasing homes, unmet housing needs, lack of integration, and racially or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty. The City is hosting a series of workshops to provide opportunities for public input on May 14, May 28, and June 11. Click here for more information and for workshop times and locations.|
Residents are also encouraged to complete a brief Housing and Community Improvement Needs online survey. Click on links below.
|On April 7, 2016, the City launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Local Action Plan, a significant endeavor to establish and implement new approaches to address the needs and priorities of youth and ensure that all young people, including boys and young men of color, have the opportunity to succeed. The MBK Local Action Plan includes a call to action for mentorship, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach efforts. The call to action encourages Long Beach residents to commit to volunteer to be mentors through an established network of mentoring agencies. Click here for more information or to sign-up to become a mentor, or go to www.MBKLongBeach.com.|
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Belmont Pool Revitalization Project is available for public review during the public comment period, April 13, 2016 through June 16, 2016. The City has prepared the Draft EIR to analyze environmental impacts associated with implementation of the proposed project; to discuss alternatives; and to propose mitigation measures for identified potentially significant impacts that will minimize, offset, or otherwise reduce or avoid those environmental impacts.
|The Long Beach Community Investment Company is issuing an NOFA for the award of approximately $3.5 million in Housing Funds to be awarded to qualified housing development companies. Eligible activities under this NOFA are limited to the new construction of rental units, and the acquisition and rehabilitation of existing apartment projects in the City of Long Beach. Senior projects are not eligible. Deadline for submitting proposals is June 10, 2016.|
|The Long Beach Downtown and Transit- Oriented Development (TOD) Pedestrian Master Plan provides a blueprint for achieving a multi-use vision – for streets that provide safe and direct connections to the Metro Blue Line – while at the same time reach their potential for enhanced community life, recreational opportunities, and ecological benefits. The Plan was funded by Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.|
- Click here to see Downtown and TOD Pedestrian Master Plan.
|Beginning on January 1, 2017, City of Long Beach is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. |
- Click here for more information.
This issue features an overview of 2015 Highlights and Accomplishments; provides important updates on planning and livability initiatives, including SEADIP and the Livable West Long Beach Plan; showcases community events held throughout the City, as part of Safe Long Beach; and highlights the Department’s ongoing revitalization and sustainability efforts through business assistance and infrastructure programs.