PRESS RELEASE

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

1/10/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 011024-2
Subject:
Long Beach Pledge, Guaranteed Income Pilot Program Expansion Application Now Open
Contact:
Courtney Chatterson
562.668.1019
Courtney.Chatterson@longbeach.gov
Business Development Bureau
Department of Economic Development




Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach has launched the application period for the expansion of the Long Beach Pledge, the City’s guaranteed income pilot program. The program will provide $500 a month for 12 months to 200 additionally funded households, utilizing $1.2 million in funding to support the City’s upstream homeless prevention efforts. The application is open for eligible residents at longbeachpledge.org now through Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m.

“From the first cohort of this program, we learned more about the extent of the financial and housing insecurities residents face locally,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. “Through the program’s expansion, we are continuing to provide critical financial support to families most in need. I encourage all eligible residents to apply so they can receive financial support for everyday necessities.”

The online application for the second cohort is now live and is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. Applicants without computer or smartphone access may visit a public computer lab at any open Long Beach Public Library location. Application assistance is also available at the following locations:

  • Family Learning Center at Billy Jean King Main Library (200 W. Broadway) – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Family Learning Center at Michelle Obama Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.) – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Family Learning Center at Burnett Neighborhood Library – Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Workplace (4811 Airport Plaza Drive, Suite 120) – Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Future LB (508 W Willow Street) – Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Below are the eligibility requirements. Residents should only apply if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Households with dependent children and gross household income (before taxes) of 100% or less of the federal poverty level. This number depends on how many individuals are in your household/family unit.
  • Long Beach residents in the 90802, 90804, 908095,90806, and 90810 zip code.

Only one member of each household will be eligible to receive benefits. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation verifying eligibility as part of the application form. After the application period closes, all applications will be screened for eligibility and participants will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applications. Payments are anticipated to begin in spring 2024.

For more information about the Long Beach Pledge, visit longbeachpledge.org.

Originally made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act, the Long Beach Pledge is expanding with $1.2 million in funding made available through the City’s local homelessness emergency proclamation to support the identified goal “to invest in innovative solutions to prevent families from becoming homeless.” Additional information about the Homelessness Emergency response is available at: longbeach.gov/homelessness/.