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Mayor's Fund to End Homelessness

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The City of Long Beach works in collaboration with non-profit and other community partners to address the needs of those experiencing homelessness in our area. Through the City's model Continuum of Care system, sites such as the Multi-Service Center and Mental Health America of Los Angeles have been able to work together to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness to achieve self-sufficiency. However, there is still much work to be done. 

 The Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness (Mayor’s Fund) provides small grants to organizations in Long Beach that address significant service delivery needs that are not covered by existing funding and are not considered emergency needs. Donations to this fund could support a variety of critical needs, including: 

  • Relocation Assistance
  • Shelter Services 
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Critical infrastructure improvements and repairs 
  • Replacement of mission critical equipment 
  • Move-in Assistance 
  • Immediate shelter needs  

The Mayor’s Fund is financed by donations from residents, businesses, and community organizations, with most funding coming from an annual campaign. Money dispersed from the Mayor’s Fund must be used to benefit people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach. 

For information on the organizations that have received support from the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness, please click here

Make a Donation 

Your tax-deductible donation to the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness will make a real difference and give individuals and families in our community the support they need to break the cycle of homelessness.Donations can be made by credit card or check, and funds are administered by the Long Beach Community Foundation. 

For more information about the Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness, please call (562) 570-4176 or email HomelessServices@longbeach.gov 


Apply for Funding
 

The Mayor’s Fund to End Homelessness provides small grants to organizations in Long Beach that address significant service delivery needs that are not covered by existing funding and are not considered emergency needs. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for funding on an ongoing basis and applications will be considered as they are received. 

Eligible Applicants: 

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or Long Beach-based community group. 
  • Must have an address located within Long Beach. 
  • Must currently provide services to people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach. 

 If awarded, the grantee must submit monthly invoices for reimbursement and back‐up documentation that supports the actual expenditures for the service activity allocated from the Mayor’s Fund. 


Mayor’s Fund Allocation Process:
 

To request funding, agencies should submit a proposal to Homeless Services Advisory Committee (HSAC),which should include the following: 

  1. Legal name of the agency requesting the allocation. 
  2. Agency’s history of serving homeless populations in Long Beach, including services currently provided. 
  3. Statement of need; for what exactly the money will be used (itemized) 
  4. A simple project budget with expenditures and requested funds. 
  5. Amount requested and impact of one‐time Mayor’s Fund allocation (grants typically range from $2,500 -$10,000) 

 Proposals should be emailed to HomelessServices@longbeach.gov. All proposals requesting Mayor’s Fund allocations will be reviewed by HSAC. 

For more information and a proposal template, please click here.
 

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Point in Time Homeless Count
Ways the Community Can Help
Assistance for People Experiencing Homelessness
Homeless Services Website


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