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Mission Statement

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach's mission is to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently. The Housing Authority strives to promote personal, economic, and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

The Housing Authority seeks to accomplish its mission to provide high-quality housing assistance for Long Beach's low-income households through:

  • Effectively and efficiently utilizing resources
  • Promoting a positive image through excellent customer service and clear and open communication
  • Continually educating staff and clients.


The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach administers the City's Rental Housing Assistance Programs. These rental subsidy programs are designed to provide financial and technical assistance services to low-income, elderly, and disabled residents of Long Beach so they can live with dignity in decent, safe, and sanitary housing conditions.

Currently the Housing Authorityin partnership with more than 2,600 housing providersassists over 7,000 households that lease units in the City of Long Beach, through these various programs:

  • HCV - Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8 Rental Assistance Program) More Information
  • HOPWA - Housing Opportunities for persons living with AIDS. More Information
  • VASH - Veteran's Affairs Supportive Housing - More Information
  • SPC - Shelter Plus Care and Homeless Assistance Program in conjunction with the Health Department's Continuum of Care Program - More Information
  • PBV - Project-Based Vouchers - More Information

The Housing Authority also provides special supportive services to our families through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Homeownership Programs. These programs provide financial and literacy training, the development of escrow accounts, career and academic guidance, and resource referrals. Job training is also provided through a partnership with the City's Workforce Development Bureau to further assist in the transition of our families to economic self-sufficiency and finally homeownership.


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