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Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

521 East 4th Street
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California 90802

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 4th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach serves Long Beach.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Website: http://www.longbeach.gov/haclb/.

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Phone: (562) 570-6985.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

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

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.

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

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5625706985.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach (HACLB) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) waiting list is currently open, from April 1, 2019 at 12:01 am PT, until further notice. 

Please note: HOPWA is a rental assistance program that allows eligible low income families and individuals, with a confirmed diagnosis, with HIV/AIDS, to lease privately owned market rate housing units.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known, how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACLB website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (562) 570-6985.

Last Updated on 04/05/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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 before 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.

 

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

 

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

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach can be found on its website at http://www.longbeach.gov/haclb/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach may be available by phone at (562) 570-6985. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 7:30am to 5:00pm PT. Lobby Access Only for Document Drop Off on Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-10:30am
Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/30/2018, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach manages 6,695 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,505 3 141 128 606 181
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,166 $593 $871 $1,257 $941 $1,030
Monthly Cost $6,417,958 $1,780 $122,755 $160,849 $570,288 $186,371

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 917 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $15,639 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 48% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach voucher holders in 2016 was $463 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $890. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $73.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.