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Everyone Home Long Beach Task Force Initiative, Goals and Recommendations

On May 21, 2018, Former Mayor Robert Garcia launched the Everyone Home Long Beach (EHLB) Initiative to address homelessness and housing in the City of Long Beach. Everyone Home Long Beach was designed to build on the City’s comprehensive homeless services and affordable housing efforts already underway and to identify innovative approaches to provide new pathways into housing and to prevent residents from falling into homelessness.

The City convened the first EHLB Taskforce, chaired by Jane Close Conoley, President, California State University Long Beach. The Taskforce comprised of leaders from across the City, including CEOs and leadership from major institutions, a diverse group of Long Beach organizations, community members and those with lived experience. Institutions represented include: California State University Long Beach and Long Beach City College, a variety of non-profit organizations, healthcare institutions, Long Beach Unified School District, faith-based organizations, Downtown Long Beach Alliance, Long Beach Transit, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Continuum of Care Board and Homeless Services Advisory Committee.

The Taskforce generated seven goals with recommendations to support each. The goals include:
Goal 1: Strengthen Governance and Increase Funding
Goal 2: Increase Housing Access
Goal 3: Reduce Homelessness
Goal 4: Employ People
Goal 5: Support Families
Goal 6: Connect to Health
Goal 7: Develop Population Based Service Models

You can read the entire Everyone Home Long Beach Task Force Recommendations document here.