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Housing Director finds new home at the Beach

Housing Director finds new home at the Beach

November 28, 2017

If new and returning Cal State Long Beach dormers had to learn to adjust to a new home this semester, they weren’t alone. Corry Colonna had a similar experience, moving to the West Coast and into a new a...

New housing plan may alleviate living costs for students

New housing plan may alleviate living costs for students

October 11, 2017

Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley is on a mission to resolve one of the largest complaints she hears from students: expensive campus housing. It’s no secret that many students live o...

Conquering the fear of the kitchen

Marilyn Ramirez, Opinions Editor

August 29, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Four years ago, I’d just moved into the dorms at Hillside. Besides sharing a bathroom with twenty other girls and not being able to listen to bands I liked without my roommate telling me how poor my taste in music was, there was something glorious that came with dorming: an 18-meal plan. I never had to worry about what I was going to eat after class. Like a well-trained dog, I scurried down to the dining hall three time...

CSULB to build downtown student housing center

CSULB to build downtown student housing center

June 10, 2017

Mayor Robert Garcia announced this week that Cal State Long Beach will expand its classrooms and housing to Downtown Long Beach for a development project being called “student village.” “[The project]...

Long Beach city council addresses affordable housing issue

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach City Council moved to adopt recommendations brought forward by city staff for the production of affordable housing units. The city faces a housing crisis, with a vacancy rate of 2 percent as compared to the national average of 8 percent, according to the council. A study on the production of affordable housing is meant to increase this number by looking into various methods to create more affordable units.   ...

Federal funding for Long Beach Section 8 housing threatened

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach Section 8 housing voucher recipients received a glimmer of hope in finding places available to rent. The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday to begin creating incentive packages for landlords to increase the number of units open to receiving housing vouchers. The city currently receives $68 million toward the Section 8 program, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, that helps subsidize rent for l...

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’s Department of Health and Human Services to receive $8.17 million grant for homeless efforts

Madison Moore, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2015

Filed under News

The Long Beach Continuum of Care received its largest competitive grant, totaling $8.17 million, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to battle homelessness on Feb. 17. The award will be split into two parts, with about $1 million to expand housing and support services and over $7 million to support or add on new homeless projects, according to a statement from the City of Long Beach. Mayor Robert...