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Long Beach housing crisis on the rise

Sarah Vehrs, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

As California’s economy continues to rise, the cost of living in Long Beach has steadily increased by 30 percent over the past three years. According to Housing Long Beach representative Benyamin Chao, in a major city where 60 percent of residents rent, this creates major problems for the community. According to Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes, poverty in California is the state’s number one issue because it ...

High Risin’: Long Beach residents face housing problems

High Risin’: Long Beach residents face housing problems

April 5, 2017

Neighborhoods that once housed artists, Cambodian refugees and other communities that make Long Beach the second most diverse city in America are undergoing renovation that some say are taking the interna...

Long Beach councilwoman supports strengthening Mello Act

Carlos Villicana, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

In the face of soaring rent fees and a shortage of homes that leaves many on the streets, Long Beach Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce has supported strengthening the Mello Act in order to help provide more affordable housing. Pearce, who oversees District 2 in Long Beach, said at a City Council meeting on Feb. 21 that the city needs to identify a funding source for affordable housing production, which the Mello Act can help...