A War of Words Over Non-Existent Policy as New Group Enters Long Beach Renters’ Fray

Their presence was unexpected, and their message equally unanticipated, considering that it had been months since the last time renter protections were brought to the Long Beach City Council floor. Better Housing for Long Beach (BHLB), not to be confused with the renters’ advocacy group Housing Long Beach (HLB), is a new grassroots organization that was formed earlier this year, with designs of becoming a mainstay at city hall.

Community Group Marches to City Hall, Demands Increased Protection for Renters

The stench coming from broken sewage pipe underneath his home was so repulsive that when police officers showed up to the unit they thought there might be a dead body under it. There were planks leading from the ripped out kitchen to the non-existent bathroom in the unit that housed 6 people under the premise of being a “sober living facility.” And for over two months, Hippie Chuck, as he prefers to be called, and the rest of the occupants were forced to defecate and urinate in a bucket while they waited for their landlord to make necessary repairs.