Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach
521 East 4th Street
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA

562-570-6985 http://www.longbeach.gov/haclb/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for senior, veteran, and disabled & homeless households, beginning on May 2, 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To apply, complete the online application here. American Gold Star Manor is for veterans, seniors (62+) and Gold Star Mothers (62+). Cabrillo Gateway is for homeless and disabled households by referral only. Long beach & 21st is for seniors (55+). Palace Apartments if for foster youths (18-23) in transition by referral only.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please wait 30 days after applying before updating application information.

Persons on the waiting list can update their application information here.

For more information, visit the HACLB FAQ page, or the HACLB website.

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in June 2016, and prior to that in 2003.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please wait 30 days after applying before updating application information.

Persons on the waiting list can update their application information here.

For more information, visit the HACLB FAQ page, or the HACLB website.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 6,636 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is among the 50% of California housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 66 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach has an average score that is more than the average California housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 9/27/12 Plan
2011 7/18/11 Plan
2010 8/6/10 Plan
2009 8/5/09 Plan
2008 8/13/08 Plan
2007 8/10/07 Plan
2006 10/13/06 Plan
2004 8/24/04 Plan
2003 8/24/04 Plan
2002 9/23/02 Plan
2001 9/17/01 Plan
2000 11/2/00 Plan