Development Services

Inclusionary Housing Study

In May 2017, the Long Beach City Council directed staff to develop a citywide inclusionary housing policy to encourage the development of mixed-income housing. The policy is one of many tools the City is considering to ensure that Long Beach residents of every income level have access to safe and affordable housing.

The City has completed an economic feasibility study of the proposed inclusionary housing policy and is collecting feedback from a wide range of community stakeholders to help design a policy that balances development costs against the public benefit of creating new affordable housing citywide.

Inclusionary Housing Study Resources and Materials

Development Services is currently collecting community feedback on proposed inclusionary housing policy components through key stakeholder meetings and online per the Stay Informed! tab below in anticipation of a Planning Commission study session in late summer and a presentation to City Council this fall.
Stakeholder focus group presentations will be held in early August, followed by a Planning Commission study session in late summer 2019.

Two community meetings were held on December 5 and 8, 2018 in Central and West Long Beach to provide an overview of affordable housing needs in Long Beach and to summarize how a properly designed inclusionary housing policy could help the City meet those needs.

A community workshop held in Central Long Beach on June 29, 2019 included a presentation of the recently completed economic feasibility study and inclusionary housing policy considerations for Long Beach. Community members also provided feedback on key components of the proposed inclusionary housing policy.

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