City of Long Beach Business Brief
October 1, 2021
Welcome to the Economic Development Department's Business Brief! We are continuing to ensure you are updated on the latest business resources and news.
LA County Board of Supervisors Vote to Extend the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Through January 31, 2022
On Tuesday, September 28, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend Los Angeles County’s temporary eviction moratorium through January 31, 2022. These protections, which went into effect March 2020 and set to expire on September 30, 2021, provided a set of affirmative defenses against evictions for residential and commercial tenants, as well as mobile home space renters. The updated policy, now renamed the County’s COVID-19 Tenant Protections Resolution, continues to provide a defense against eviction for residential and commercial tenants, while also expanding the owner move-in provisions. Notably, the updated Resolution expands the owner move-in exception to allow property owners or their qualifying family members to move into up to two units as their principal residence(s) if the single-family home, condominium unit, mobile home space, duplex and/or triplex was purchased by the property owner on or before June 30, 2021, and if certain conditions are met. It also clarifies provisions not preempted by State law, such as residential nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 financial hardship.While some of the State’s eviction protections are slated to expire this week, it’s important to note that there are still resources available to help and rent relief continues to be available to cover up to 100 percent of past-due rent and utilities. Each situation is unique but struggling renters and property owners should reach out to immediately determine what protections apply and what resources are available.

Call (800) 593-8222 for more information. For any additional questions about landlord/tenant laws and programs in LA County, visit rent.lacounty.gov. For more information about the Housing is Key rent relief program, visit housingiskey.com.
2021 Woman-Owned Business Accelerator Grant Application Closes October 6
The DLBA Economic Development Committee will award up to five women-owned businesses, not to exceed $10,000 in total grant money. Interested parties must submit an online application between 9/15/21 and 10/6/21 for consideration through the DLBA website. Only existing Downtown women-owned businesses or those in the process of relocating, will be considered for the grant program. Grant awards, application criteria, receiving fund requirements are outlined below. All fields must be filled out for an application to be considered complete.
Digital Inclusion Week 2021: Pathways to Digital Empowerment
Digital Inclusion Week is an annual campaign that recognizes local digital inclusion organizations and special events that promote digital equity across the country.

Tune-in this week on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter via @LBEconDev to learn more about free and low-cost #digitalinclusion resources and services in #LongBeach!  

DIW aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.
State of California Department of Insurance- 2021 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit
It's not too late to join the Insurance Diversity Initiative at the California Department of Insurance for a free virtual event exploring the latest issues, policies, and opportunities shaping supplier and board diversity in California's $340 billion insurance industry! 


If you're a diverse business owner seeking to do business with insurance companies, this is your chance to meet with insurance procurement and sourcing leaders.

For technical issues regarding Summit Registration, please contact Whova directly at (858)609-9501 or email support@Whova.com. Please mention the event title: 2021 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit. 

For any other questions regarding the 2021 Virtual Insurance Diversity Summit, please feel free to send us a note at diversity@insurance.ca.gov.
Contact the City of Long Beach BizCare Hotline for Immediate Assistance:

Phone number: 562-570-4BIZ (4249)
Days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City staff will respond to voicemails made after business hours within 24 hours.