Community Development

The City of Long Beach is an entitlement city that receives Community Development Planning (CDP) grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create viable communities with decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. Funding is provided through three grant programs as listed below:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Provides funding for community development activities, including housing projects, youth programs, public infrastructure improvements and more.
  • Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG): funds programs that provide shelter and supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME): funds the acquisition, rehabilitation and development of major affordable housing projects in order to create and preserve affordable housing.


Current Plans & Reports

Five-Year Consolidated Plan
In order to receive HUD grants, the City must develop a five-year Consolidated Plan (Plan). The Plan assesses community development and housing needs and identifies the programs and services that are prioritized and funded by HUD grants, including affordable housing, neighborhood improvement activities, public infrastructure improvements, code enforcement and programs for small businesses.

Annual Action Plan
The City is currently developing the FY 24-25 Action Plan. Beginning May 3, 2024 the draft Action Plan will be available for 30-day public review and comment. To review, please click the link below. Comments may be submitted by contacting Elizabeth Weithers by email at or by phone at 562.570.6912, or in-person at 411 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER outlines the progress made on the goals identified in the Consolidated Plan. 

To view previous reports and publications, visit HUD Grant Reports and Publications.

HUD Funds At Work

The Community Development Department administers a variety of programs and services with support from HUD grants. Learn more about our current programs below!

Rental Housing

  Commercial Corridor Fa├žade 
Improvement Program

Home Improvement
Grant Program

Leadership Program

Resource Center

Additional programs and activities are funded with HUD grants and are implemented by various City Departments and nonprofits. These programs benefit low-income neighborhoods as well as provide a direct benefit to low-income residents and include sidewalk repair, youth programs and more. To learn more about activities that are or will be funded in the current fiscal year, view FY 2023 HUD-Funded Activities.



For questions or comments, please contact the Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau at 562.570.6949.