Long Beach seeks community input on homelessness response

Long Beach is seeking community input as it continues to work to address the city’s homelessness crisis.

The city has launched a survey to gauge community members’ knowledge and perceptions of homelessness in Long Beach, which officials said will help inform response efforts and guide how resources are allocated moving forward.

“To meet the challenge of homelessness, it’s important to listen and understand the needs of our residents as we measure our community’s progress,” Mayor Rex Richardson said in a statement. “We want to hear your voice and get feedback through this survey. We’re all in this together.”

The survey will be open indefinitely, but once it closes, an analysis will be shared with the City Council. It’s available online in English, Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog. Anyone without a computer or smartphone can fill out the survey using a computer at any library location.

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