Development Services

Housing & Neighborhood Services

Our Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau assists with the preservation and development of affordable housing and offers a variety of innovative neighborhood improvement programs.

Housing programs include developer loans, and homeownership and rental housing resources. Funding for housing development is made available through a competitive Notice of Funding Availability process. Our staff is also engaged in research and policy development as well as the monitoring of long-term affordability covenants.

Neighborhood Improvement programs include residential and commercial improvement grant programs, Place-Based Neighborhood Improvement projects, neighborhood clean-up events, an urban forestry program with neighborhood tree planting events, and an innovative Neighborhood Leadership Program. Our bureau also offers a Neighborhood Resource Center for residents and neighborhood associations.

FEES & CHARGES: The Development Services Department’s updated Master Fees and Charges Schedule contains many changes including increases, decreases, and the complete restructuring of some fees. View the Housing & Neighborhood Services fee schedule.  


Tenant and Landlord Resources

Affordable Rental Housing

First-Time Homebuyer Resources

Neighborhood Improvement

Policy, Initiatives & Grant Administration


The City maintains a list of privately owned affordable housing properties in Long Beach. Click on the link below to view the list.
There are a number of ways to get involved in your community. View the links below for a variety of programs offered by the City and a list of neighborhood groups in Long Beach.

Neighborhood Groups 
We offer grant programs that help pay for home or commercial improvements. More information.
The City of Long Beach has the tools to get you started on planning a clean-up or tree planting in your neighborhood. More information.

How Are We Doing?

2022 Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau Quarterly Report
  Helping create a more livable and sustainable community by completing home and commercial improvement rebate projects, hosting neighborhood clean-up events, planting trees and more!