Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

521 East 4th Street
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California
(562) 570-6985

About Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach

The Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Long Beach, California.

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

Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach Waiting Lists

Section 8 PBV Project Based Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

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.


IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 07/17/2017.

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

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.

 

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 07/17/2017.

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


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Long Beach manages 6,544 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers5,1883199166510163
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$838$691$570$1,042$675$753
Monthly Cost$4,349,111$2,074$113,469$173,000$344,397$122,664

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.