Welcome to the Housing Choice Newsletter! This is a bi-monthly publication for the Long Beach Housing Authority to share relevant news, resources, and information for participants connected to our housing assistance programs.


Hello Participants!

I am happy to announce that we have some changes happening at the Housing Authority. 

We now have a central Call Center that can direct your calls. This helps us get you connected to the people you need faster than before. You can reach our Call Center at (562) 570-6985.

You can now also scan documents directly to the Housing Authority via our new kiosks.

There are also upcoming workshops for any questions from current or future tenants. There are options for both online and in-person events throughout Long Beach.

To learn more about these changes and hear about the resources available to you, please continue reading.

As always, we wish you good health and a joyful holiday season!


Alison King

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Centralized Operations to Better Serve You

In our continued effort to provide excellent customer service, participants and partners can access centralized phone numbers and email accounts where your message will be routed to the appropriate staff who can assist you.  

We now accept documents via email or fax. Please allow up to two business days for replies. Below is updated contact information to reach each team.  

General Info

For general questions, information about our programs, and following up on items:


For questions on moving within Long Beach:


For questions on moving to/from Long Beach (portability):

Our new business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30AM to 5PM, Wednesday 10:30AM to 5PM, and Friday 7:30AM to 4PM. If you cannot submit paperwork digitally, you may drop off documents in our mail drop box between the hours of 4AM and 7PM, Monday - Friday.  In-person appointments are only available by request.

Visit our website at www.haclb.org for the latest updates. We are committed to our mission to provide high-quality housing assistance for the Long Beach community. 

You Should Know

As part of your family obligations, you must report changes to your household status

Any information that the Housing Authority needs to verify family status, income, assets, and other factors that affect your eligibility, rent, and bedrooms you are entitled to must be provided.

Additionally, if there are any changes in your family or income, you must report all changes in writing within 30 days.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to our call center at (562) 570-6985. 

Refusal to rent to someone receiving rental assistance is against the law

Refusal to rent to someone receiving rental assistance is against the law!

Under the California Fair Employment & Housing Act (“FEHA”) housing providers, such as landlords, cannot refuse to rent to someone, or otherwise discriminate against them, because they have a housing subsidy, such as a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, that helps them afford their rent.

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You can only consider the tenant's portion of the rent when considering income eligibility

If a housing provider uses a financial or income standard that is not solely based on the portion of the rent to be paid by the tenant, then the housing provider has committed an unlawful discriminatory housing practice in violation of FEHA.

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Latina entrepreneur, mother finds success housing Section 8 recipients

LONG BEACH, Calif. - This month the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than 19,000 Housing Choice Vouchers to almost 2,000 public housing agencies across the country. Some of the biggest allocations came to Southern California, including Long Beach.

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Subsidized housing brings homeownership within school employee's reach

LONG BEACH, Calif. - After decades in the classroom, it's about time for one school employee to graduate to the next stage in life - made possible through the guarantee of housing.

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November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Renter’s Fair Housing & Lending Workshop (21-22)

Fair Housing Foundation

Mark Twain Library 1401 E Anaheim St., Long Beach, California

Current and future renters are encouraged to join our FREE workshops to learn about their rights to Fair Housing and protecting oneself from lending and real estate discrimination. Reasonable accommodations are available.

Sign Up

December 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Long Beach Virtual Fair Housing Workshop

Fair Housing Foundation

This workshop is for Tenants, Landlords, Managers, Property Owners, Attorneys, Realtors and Management Companies.

The workshop covers:

  • COVID-19 Federal and State Fair Housing Laws
  • Housing Discrimination
  • Modifications and Accommodation
  • Rental Application Process
  • General Guidelines
  • Families with Children
  • Notices
  • Evictions Process
  • Security Deposits
  • Habitability & Repairs
  • Rent Increases
  • Occupancy Standards
  • And Lots More….
Sign Up

December 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Virtual Rental Counseling Workshop

Fair Housing Foundation

Current and future renters are encouraged to join our workshop to learn about:

  • Protecting yourself from eviction & housing loss
  • Connect you with resources to assist with a utility bill and other rental support
  • How to improve credit scores for renting
  • Savings goals for overcoming renting barriers
  • Steps to find affordable housing
  • An overview of fair housing laws and discrimination
  • An overview of tenant rights
Sign Up for Dec. 14
Sign Up for Dec. 21


For general questions or if you'd like to include something in the next newsletter, please email: HA-News@longbeach.gov