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The Long Beach Housing Promise

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson brought together educational leaders from across the city to launch a new initiative, called The Long Beach Housing Promise.

This initiative represents an exciting new partnership between the City of Long Beach, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach City College, and the Long Beach Unified School District to collaborate over the next 5 years on ways to ensure that quality, affordable housing is available for all residents, students, and families of students in Long Beach.

The Long Beach community has a profound need for our residents to have a safe living environment in quality, affordable housing so that each of us may lead fulfilling, productive lives. Today and going forward, our regional economy is tied to the global economy. That means that our residents are affected by the volatility of the global economy, including economic shocks that cyclically cause housing instability or homelessness for thousands in our community.

Every student and family deserves an opportunity to have a stable housing environment from which to learn, work, play, and thrive. The future of Long Beach will depend upon an effective and efficient system of housing that insulates our residents and students against economic shocks, for the long-term betterment of the city and surrounding region.

Read the full Memorandum of Understanding here!

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