This page contains reports that set goals and track the progress of those goals as required by the City of Long Beach and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The City of Long Beach is an entitlement jurisdiction for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds. For more information on these grants, please see the Housing and Urban Development page.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) consolidated the planning and application process of HUD-funded grant programs in 1995 to coordinate program requirements and simplify the process of requesting and obtaining federal funds through what is now called the Consolidated Plan. The current Consolidated Plan covers the period of October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2017 (described in fiscal years as FY 13 - FY 17). It describes the City's plan to create a viable urban community which offers decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, especially for low and moderate income persons. The activities the City will undertake to achieve its stated objectives are described in this document, which was approved by the Long Beach City Council and HUD in 2012.
ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE (AI)
Through the federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, among other state and local programs, the City of Long Beach works to provide a decent living environment for all. Pursuant to CDBG regulations [24 CFR Subtitle A §91.225(a)(1)], to receive CDBG funds the City must certify that it "actively furthers fair housing choice" through the following:
- Completion of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI);
- Actions to eliminate identified impediments; and
- Maintenance of fair housing records.
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice report presents a demographic profile of the City of Long Beach, assesses the extent of housing needs among specific income groups, and evaluates the availability of a range of housing choices for residents. This report also analyzes the conditions in the private market and public sector that may limit the range of housing choices or impede a person's access to housing. As the name of the report suggests the document reviews potential "impediments" to fair housing. While this report also assesses the nature and extent of housing discrimination, the focus is on identifying potential impediments that may prevent equal housing access and developing solutions to mitigate or remove such impediments. For further information about affirmatively furthering fair housing please visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development website at http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/promotingfh.cfm
To view a copy of the 2010 City of Long Beach Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice (AI) and Update, please click here.
Each year during the current five-year Consolidated Plan cycle, the City must submit to HUD a one-year Action Plan. The Action Plan provides details on the proposed use of HUD funds to meet community needs identified in the Consolidated Plan. The current Action Plan covers the period of October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 (FY 16). It describes the expected federal, state and local resources, the priorities and specific objectives the City hopes to achieve, and the activities that will be undertaken throughout the fiscal year.
AMENDMENT OUTLINE TO THE ACTION PLAN IN ORDER TO INCORPORATE THE 2nd ALLOCATION OF THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)
The Amendment to the Action Plan in order to incorporate the 2nd Allocation of the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is now available. For more information, please contact Susan Price, MSW, Community Health Bureau Manager, at (562) 570-4003 or via e-mail at Susan_Price@longbeach.gov
AMENDMENT OUTLINE TO THE ACTION PLAN IN ORDER TO INCORPORATE THE HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP)
The Amendment to the Action Plan in order to incorporate the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (HPRP) is now available. For more information, please contact Susan Price, MSW, Homeless Services Officer at (562) 570-4003 or via e-mail at Susan_Price@longbeach.gov
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORTS (CAPER)
The City of Long Beach must report on the progress of the Consolidated Plan to the community and HUD. The most recent Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) covers period of October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 (FY 16). It comprises the City of Long Beach's evaluation of accomplishments achieved as a result of the FY 16 Action Plan.
To obtain this information in an alternative format or for questions and to make comments regarding the content of the CAPER, please contact Alem Hagos at (562) 570-7403 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM (NSP1)
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) provides grants to every state and certain local communities to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes at a discount and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes.
The City of Long Beach Community Development Department is eligible to receive $5,070,310 in NSP funds. To view the Neighborhood Services Bureau Substantial Amendment to the 2008-2009 Action Plan, click here.
To access the summary of the Neighborhood Services Bureau Substantial Amendment to the 2008-2009 Action Plan presented to the public and the Community Development Advisory Commission (CDAC) during the October 15, 2008 Public Hearing, click here. The following is a summary of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program requirements:
- Requires all funds be used with respect to individuals and families whose income does not exceed 120 percent of area median income (AMI).
- Requires that at least 25 percent of the funds be used for the purchase and redevelopment of homes and properties that will be used to house individuals and families with incomes not greater than 50 percent of AMI.
- Requires states and local governments to give priority emphasis and consideration to areas with the greatest need, including those: with the greatest percentage of home foreclosures, the highest percentage of sub-prime mortgages, and those at risk of increased foreclosures.
- No matching funds are required.
- Directs states and local governments to use their allocation within 18 months of receipt.
- Allows funds to be used for establishing financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed homes,
- purchasing and rehabilitating properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed,
- establishing land banks for foreclosed homes,
- demolishing blighted structures, and
- redeveloping demolished or vacant properties.
For further information please click on the following link:
For more information on how to report fraud, waste, and/or abuse of NSP-1 funds, please click here
Please click on the links below to access the quarterly performance reports for the bureau's NSP1 activities:
NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM 2 (NSP-2)
The City is amending the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Action Plan. Under this revision, the City will change the target area where NSP2 funds can be used to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes to reduce effects of foreclosure in area neighborhoods. The change is being considered in order to enhance a concentrated effort in a focused area of impact. The public comment period for reviewing the draft amendment to the Action Plan will be held from March 1 to March 16, 2011. At the end of this review period, a public hearing will be conducted by the Community Development Advisory Commission (CDAC) at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802.
The Neighborhood Services Bureau has proposed an amendment to its NSP-2 Action Plan. To view the most recent draft of the amendment, please click here.
The Neighborhood Services Bureau also applied for and was awarded NSP-2 competitive grant funds. For more information on the grant application process, please click here. To download the final draft of the application, please click here.
For information on how to report fraud, waste, and/or abuse of NSP-2 funds to the HUD Inspector General, click here. To report these activities to the Long Beach City Auditor, click here.
Please click on the links below to access the quarterly performance reports for the bureau's NSP-2 activities:
NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM 3 (NSP-3)
Proposed FY 11 Action Plan Amendment
To view a copy of the Amendment, please click here.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 provided an additional $1 billion for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) that was originally established under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. HUD awarded grants to 270 local and state governments to mitigate the negative impact of the nation's economic decline and housing market collapse and to stabilize and revitalize communities/areas hit the hardest.
Long Beach has been awarded $1,567,935 in federal funding (known as NSP3) based on a formula using the number foreclosures in our City, among other factors.
Because this is a new program, the City is required to amend the FY 11 Action Plan in order to accommodate new NSP3 funding.
Although the specific NSP3-eligible areas have not yet been identified, the City plans to model the expenditure of these funds after the NSP1 program using the following activities:
Purchase and Rehabilitate Single-Family Residential Properties That Have Been Abandoned or Foreclosed-Upon and Resale to Qualifying Homebuyers.
Purchase and Rehabilitate Multi-Family Residential Properties That Have Been Abandoned or Foreclosed-Upon and Transfer to Qualifying Nonprofit Housing Agencies.
Acquisition/ Demolition/Redevelopment Activity.
Once these properties are rehabilitated, the City will sell them to qualified buyers that earn 120% or less of the average median income (AMI).
Please click on the links below to access the quarterly performance reports for the bureau's NSP-3 activities:
As the Substantial Amendment is developed, revisions will be posted at this link. Please be sure to bookmark this site and check back frequently. If you would like to comment on the Substantial Amendment, please submit your comments via email to email@example.com or in writing to the following address:
City of Long Beach
Attn: Alem S. Hagos
Neighborhood Services Bureau
100 W Broadway, Suite 550
Long Beach, CA 90802
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's CDBG-R grant was created to help stimulate the economy and create jobs. To view the final application submitted to HUD, click here.