PRESS RELEASE

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

5/26/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 52622-2
Subject:
Community Invited to Provide Input on Local Priorities for Federal Funding to Enhance Livability
Virtual meeting scheduled for June 9; Draft Consolidated Plan available for review and feedback through June 22
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 in the process of developing the next five-year Consolidated Plan (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 participate in a virtual meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022, and provide input on the draft Plan as part of this important effort.

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 tenants and non-profit agencies, park improvements, sidewalk improvements, code enforcement and neighborhood clean-ups, small business resources and grant programs for homeowner rehabilitation and commercial façade improvement.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in the virtual meeting, presented by the City’s Development Services Department, as listed below. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their feedback during the meeting. Interpretation services will be available in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog during the presentations.

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Join online: bit.ly/LBPlanMtg
    Join by phone: 213.338.8477
    Meeting ID: 958 7359 2180

Additionally, the draft Plan is available for public review and feedback through June 22, 2022. The document will be made available in alternative format by request. For questions or to provide comments, contact Alem Hagos, Housing & Neighborhood Services Operations Officer, Long Beach Development Services Department, at 562.570.7403 or Alem.Hagos@longbeach.gov. For more information about the Plan, visit longbeach.gov/lbplan.

The City has hosted a series of community meetings and circulated a survey for residents, businesses and stakeholders to get involved and have their voices heard.

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

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