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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, we collaborate with over 2,600 housing providers to assist more than 7,000 households in Long Beach through the following programs:
  • HCV - Housing Choice Voucher Program (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 partnership with the Health Department's Continuum of Care Program) - More Information
  • PBV - Project-Based Vouchers - More Information
Additionally, we offer specialized support to our families through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and Homeownership Programs. These initiatives provide financial training, assistance with creating savings accounts, career and academic guidance, and referrals to resources. We also collaborate with the City's Workforce Development Bureau to provide job training, aiding families in achieving financial independence and homeownership.

Important Notice

The waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program is currently closed. We will provide an update as soon as it reopens.