Office of the Mayor
LONG BEACH, CA — Mayor Rex Richardson announced today his appointment to the United States Conference of Mayors (USCoM) Community Development and Housing Committee. As a member of this national body, he joins a nationwide cohort of Mayors that share a commitment to advance meaningful policy solutions to address homelessness and promote housing access and affordability.
“Chronic homelessness and housing insecurity are challenges that many large cities are grappling with today,” Mayor Richardson remarked. “By partnering with the mayors of other big cities across the United States, we are better positioned to share strategies and bring innovative best practices to bear in Long Beach to help address the root causes of homelessness and the housing affordability crisis impacting our city and region."
Mayor Richardson has made the availability of quality and stable housing for all a core tenet of his policy agenda. As a member of the Community Development and Housing Committee, Mayor Richardson has the ability to shape the US Conference of Mayor's national legislative agenda, helping direct more Federal dollars to cities like Long Beach to fund impactful projects and initiatives addressing homelessness—a key priority of his Opportunity Beach Agenda.
The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with a population of 30,000 or larger.
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About Mayor Richardson: Rex Richardson is a husband, father, and the 29th Mayor of Long Beach.
Mayor Richardson’s history in Long Beach is grounded in empowering communities to have a seat at the table. He believes that everyone, no matter their circumstance, deserves the opportunity to thrive. He works to change the culture of city hall to be smarter, more inclusive, and more responsive to the needs of our neighborhoods, businesses, and families while ensuring an equitable future for all.