People’s State of the City Will Highlight Anxieties Brought On by National Politics And Local Fixes That Can Ease Them

The 2017 installation of the People’s State of the City (PSOTC) will include familiar narratives of the need for equity and justice in marginalized areas of Long Beach, but this year’s program will also carry with it a heightened sense of urgency as national politics have began to trickle down into local communities affecting their residents.

 

To Fill Section 8 Housing: An Incentive Program Aimed at Cutting Costs, “Risks” For Landlords

With the City of Long Beach, like much of the state, struggling to provide enough affordable housing options for its residents Vice Mayor Rex Richardson is proposing an incentive program to ensure that those who have qualified for federal assistance can actually use it in units that have partnered with the city to accept those benefits.