Section 8 vouchers allow tenants to pay only 30% of their income toward rent with federal assistance to pay the rest. But most landlords do not accept tenants who pay with vouchers, saying they are too burdensome.
The funds will help rehabilitate the interior and exterior of units at Carmelitos, which officials said will positively affect nearly 200 children younger than 6 who are residents, authorities said.
A small parcel on Redondo Avenue has been converted to a five-unit affordable housing complex specifically for adults with developmental disabilities.
A majority of California voters want state lawmakers to aggressively address an ever-worsening housing crisis, even if that means strong-arming uncooperative local governments, according to a new poll.
Despite the prohibitions against discrimination laid out in the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the vouchers are denied by Los Angeles County landlords 76% of the time, a report shows.
Out of California’s 114 community colleges, only 11 offer on-campus housing. But community colleges are looking to build their own solutions to the state’s affordable housing crisis.
A new survey shows that 58% of Long Beach residents believe the city is heading in the “right direction,” but in their own neighborhoods, only 46% rated their communities as heading in the right direction.
According to the governor’s office, the city has refused to comply with state housing law, “even after extensive attempts to offer partnership and support from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.”
The ordinance wouldn’t be adopted by City Council until at least late next year.
Airbnb and other short-term rentals in Long Beach could soon see more rules if the City Council next week chooses an option to regulate the growing industry.