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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081123-2
Community Invited to Attend Homebuyer Information and Resource Workshops
Rick de la Torre
Community Information Officer
Development Services Department

UPDATE: The public notice below, originally issued on Aug. 11, has been updated to include new information for the Aug. 16 workshop and details for a second homebuyer resource workshop scheduled for Sept. 27, 2023.

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Development Services Department is hosting two special events to provide residents with valuable homeownership information and resources. The free evening workshops will present details about the City’s First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program (Program) as well as information about various federal and county housing programs available to residents.

Staff from the Department’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau will discuss the City’s Program, which is providing approximately 100 eligible families with grants of up to $20,000 each for down payment and closing cost assistance. Residents are encouraged to confirm that they are eligible to apply for the Program by completing a pre-application self-screening form. Full eligibility requirements and guidelines, including materials and applications in Spanish, Tagalog and Khmer, are available on the Program website.

Attendees will also hear about Federal Housing Administration, commonly known as FHA, loans and learn about homebuyer education, financial counseling services to help assess readiness to buy a home, down payment assistance programs, and other services from representatives with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County.

The first in-person workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Energy Resources Auditorium (2400 E. Spring St.). Interpretation services will be provided in Spanish and Khmer. This event has reached capacity and the RSVP list is now closed. 

Due to a considerable interest in the Aug. 16 event, a second in-person workshop has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Long Beach Energy Resources Auditorium (2400 E. Spring St.). Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP online. Interpretation services will be available upon request using the RSVP link at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

The City’s Program is made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about the event, contact the Neighborhood Resource Center at 562.570.1010 or

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