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Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) is Here!

Release Date: 2018-03-16

Please note: the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) will be on hiatus from March 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019. During this time, we will not be able to make any HIP payments. We apologize for the inconvenience.


We are pleased to announce the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB) is a sub recipient of funds through the Los Angeles County’s recently passed Measure H funding, which aims to support persons experiencing homelessness. The intent of this program is to provide additional resources to assist those in search of housing, while encouraging landlord acceptance of subsidized tenants who have been issued vouchers.  There are three components of the HIP Program: holding fees, move in assistance and damage claims. 

  • Holding Fees
    Provided to landlords for holding an available unit vacant while eligible homeless families are being referred to them.  Owners must determine suitability, not the Housing Authority. 
  • Move In Assistance
    Provided to HCV participants in the form of security deposits, utility assistance, application fees and furniture essentials. 
  • Damage Claims
    Financial assistance to landlords to mitigate damages by tenants during their occupancy in subsidized units, not to exceed $2,000 over the security deposit.

For more information about this program, please contact the HACLB Office at 562-570-6033.