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Find rent help in Long Beach.

Several charities in Long Beach California are committed to providing emergency rent assistance and other support to struggling low income families. They combine this financial help with advocacy on placing more affordable housing in the city. While funding is limited and provided first come and served to residents that qualify, there may be short term rent help or funds for other housing related expenses, such as for a security or utility deposit.

Clients need to be facing a crisis that they did not cause. Some examples of when assistance may be provided for paying back rent include the following.

-An unexpected, short term crisis such as medical emergency.
-Veterans leaving service are that are struggling can seek help for their rental expenses.
-Referrals are provided to government grants or voucher programs, such as section 8.

Other aid may also be coordinated in Long Beach for senior citizens or the disabled. Once the funding or donations run out, then no other funds are issued.

Beyond Shelter
Main address is 1301 W. 12th Street
Long Beach, California 90813
Main phone - 562-733-1147
Housing first combines outreach to landlords with financial help for rent. They also coordinate job placement, case management, credit repair and rehousing for the homeless. Federal grants are used to fund these rental programs.

City Of Long Beach Housing Authority - Department Of Community Development
Main address: 521 E. Fourth Street
Long Beach, California 90802
Phone - 562-570-6985
The government office will process applications for rent subsidy vouchers from section 8 housing and they administer the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS). These resources normally have a waiting list. Other programs include public housing, mediation and referrals to grants.




Unity Of Life Foundation
Long Beach, CA 90805
Main phone: (562)-225-0566
Housing programs include interest free loans for rental expenses, social services, and other services to prevent an eviction. There is a focus on keeping families together, including single parent households in Long Beach.

Lutheran Social Services of Long Beach and Southern California
(714) 534-6450
Funding is rarely offered. A focus is on helping homeless veterans and children with security deposits or transitional housing.

Long Beach Community Action Partnership
Address is 117 W Victoria St
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 216-4600
The poverty fighting organization can offer referrals. Clients can learn about rent help from ESG grants, low income apartments, job training, and resources for utility bills and more.

Salvation Army - Stillman Sawyer Family Center
Location is 820 Lomita Blvd.
Harbor City, California, 90710
(310) 835-1986
The staff at the charity offer various forms of emergency financial aid, including for energy bills, rent, and shelter. Donations fund these low income programs.

Long Beach Legal Aid
601 Pacific Ave.,
Long Beach, California 90802
(800) 399-4529
Lawyers help with housing issues. Whether it is a review of tenant/landlord rights, free eviction prevention legal support, or other landlord issues, the free legal support can help.





Veterans Initiative
(310) 348-7600
Federals grants from SSVF can provide rental assistance for veterans or their families. They need to have an income at poverty level, or 30% of the city of Long Beach Area Median. There is also  transitional shelter services, reintegration services, help in applying for VA benefits, job placement, and more combined with the grants for paying rent.


By Jon McNamara

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