May 5, 2021
Access & Inclusion:
Disability Resources Collaborative Update
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We were so excited to have Patti LaPlace, MPA, RTC as our guest presenter this month. Patti provided great case studies and valuable tools and resources that lifted up the importance of mental health. As promised, attached is the Patti's presentation. Please take some time to get familiar with all of the resources we have available to us.
Ongoing Non-Appointment Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for 16+
  • Long Beach Convention Center: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm
  • Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Avenue): Mondays 3-5pm, Thursdays 9-11am
  • MacArthur Park (1321 Anaheim Street): Tuesdays 3-5pm, F 9-11am
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Avenue): Wednesdays 3-5pm, Saturdays 9-11am
Long Beach Public Library Begins Limited In-Person Re-Opening at Four Locations!

  • Beginning May 18, 2021
  • Time and capacity limits mandatory
  • Book stacks will be open for browsing; public computers and printing services available
  • Locations include:

  • BJK Main Library
  • Tuesdays, Noon-8pm
  • Wednesdays, Noon-6pm
  • Thursday, Noon-7pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-5pm

  • Bay Shore, Mark Twain, Michelle Obama
  • Tuesdays, Noon-7pm

Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP)

  • Now accepting applications online only for qualifying tenants impacted by Covid-19
  • Established to provide assistance exclusively to landlords and tenants in Long Beach
  • For more information, including outreach pop-ups and organizations assisting this effort, visit
  • You can also call the LB-ERAP support line at 1-833-358-5372
City of Long Beach Housing Element Update

  • Part of our general plan, required by State law
  • Builds upon and revises, as appropriate, the goals, policies, and programs of the existing Housing Element
  • The virtual open house is still available for you to share your story
  • For more information, including access to this open house, please visit
Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) May Meeting

Thursday, May 13, 2021
1:00 PM
Virtual via WebEx
Meeting number: 146 858 3604
Password: 5xzEY3Nc5q
Call-in #: 1-213-306-3065
Access code: 146 858 3604
WEBINAR: Fair Housing Act: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Presented by TransCen, Inc. and Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
  • Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
  • 11am-12pm
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act are both federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities, and are frequently confused with each other. This presentation will help to clarify the difference between the two laws, and address ten frequently asked questions about accessibility and the fair housing rights of people with disabilities in private housing. Topics to be covered will include requesting a reasonable accommodation or modification, assistance animals, accessibility requirements under the Fair Housing Act, and more.
  • Registration and more information:
ARTICLE: ‘Normal Didn’t Work For Us’: People with Disabilities Worry About Loss of Virtual Options

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
On May 20th we celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of GAAD is "to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than One Billion people with disabilities/impairments." Visit the GAAD website for events, information, and resources.