Development Services

Tenant Assistance Policies

In June 2019, the City Council adopted an ordinance requiring landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own. The ordinance was developed through a research and stakeholder engagement effort, which is summarized in the Report on Tenant Assistance Policies (TAP) and its associated policy recommendations, which were presented to the City Council in April 2019.

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The TAP was repealed by City Council Ordinance 19-0035 on December 17, 2019. As of January 1, 2020, Chapter 8.97 of the Long Beach Municipal Code will no longer be in force or effect.

On November 12, 2019, the Long Beach City Council adopted Ordinance 19-0029 temporarily prohibiting no-fault notices and evictions through December 31, 2019. This Ordinance took effect immediately on November 12, 2019. For more information, click here.

On October 8, 2019, the State of California enacted Assembly Bill 1482, the California Tenant Protection Act of 2019. This Act imposes a statewide cap on annual rent increases and prohibits evictions without just cause effective January 1, 2020. For more information, click here.


Notice of Availability of Rent Reporting to Credit Bureaus
Tenants and landlords can utilize rent-reporting services to report timely rent payments to credit bureaus. These services can assist tenants who pay rent on time to build credit history and/or improve their credit score.

Notice of Availability to Renter’s Insurance
Renter’s insurance policies are available for purchase by renters and can help to protect renters and replace personal belongings in the case of theft, fire, and/or water damage. A renter’s insurance policy may also cover medical expenses for visitors injured while at your rental unit, and in some cases may cover legal costs.

Fair Housing Foundation
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Ste. 302
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 989-1206 | (800) 466-3247


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
601 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(800) 399-4529