PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/28/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 42822
Subject:
City of Long Beach Seeks Community Input on Local Priorities for Federal Funding
Residents, businesses encouraged to take survey through May 9
Contact:
Rick de la Torre
562.570.7174
Rick.DeLaTorre@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Development Services




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach is developing the next five-year Consolidated Plan to help determine the programs and services that should be prioritized and funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. The community is invited to get involved and provide input on this important process by participating in a community needs assessment survey, available online now through May 9, 2022.

The City will allocate a projected $40 million in federal funding from 2023 through 2027 to provide opportunities for various activities in qualified areas of the city, including more affordable housing, programs for youth and older adults, park improvements, neighborhood clean-ups and small business resources.

The community is encouraged to help the City determine how funding should be prioritized for these and other activities through the short, five-minute community needs assessment online survey, available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.

In addition to the survey, the City recently hosted a series of community meetings for residents, businesses and stakeholders to get involved and have their voices heard. There will be additional opportunities in the coming months for the community to review the draft Consolidated Plan and provide input throughout the planning process.

The Consolidated Plan is expected to go before the City Council for review and consideration in July 2022.

For more information about the Consolidated Plan, visit longbeach.gov/lbplan. For questions or to provide comments, contact Alem Hagos, Housing & Neighborhood Services Operations Officer, Long Beach Development Services Department, 562.570.7403 or Alem.Hagos@longbeach.gov.

Media inquiries can be directed to Rick de la Torre, Community Information Officer, Long Beach Development Services Department, 562.570.7174 or Rick.DeLaTorre@longbeach.gov.