Development Services


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): funds community development activities, including economic development, community services, residential and commercial façade improvements, 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 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 Development Services Department administers a variety of programs and services with support from HUD grants. Learn more about our current programs below!

Rental Housing

  Commercial Corridor Façade 
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.

Get Involved!

Join us at the June 21 Long Beach Community Investment Company Meeting for a Public Hearing on the draft 2023 - 2024 Action Plan to learn more and provide your input!

2023-2024 Action Plan Public Hearing
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 4 p.m.
Long Beach City Hall, 2nd Floor, The Beach Conference Room

Participants can also join online:

Draft 2023 - 2024 Action Plan

Funding Opportunities

Long Beach encourages the production of affordable housing and supports it by providing long-term residual receipts loans to affordable housing developers. Funding is not available for site or land acquisition.  The City periodically makes funding available through a competitive Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process. There are no opportunities for funding at this time.


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