End homelessness in Long Beach
We’re a growing coalition of Long Beach neighbors working together to build support for real solutions to homelessness. Are you in?
Let’s get Long Beach in
We’re a growing coalition of Long Beach neighbors working together to build support for real solutions to homelessness. Fill out the form below to get started.
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We’re taking action that can end homelessness for our neighbors in Long Beach, and we’ll reach out when there is more to do. For now, here are some things to get you started:
- Tweet in support of ending homelessness.
- Follow Everyone In Long Beach on social media.
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What’s keeping you out?
I want to help people, but I don’t want these homes in my neighborhood.
You may not realize it, but supportive and affordable housing is already all around us. These buildings are designed to be attractive so they blend in. It also is important to remember that most people experiencing homelessness stay in the communities where they lost their homes regardless of whether they’re housed. These are our neighbors. Moving them from encampments into supportive housing improves the health of our communities. That’s why supportive housing has been found to lift property values in neighborhoods where it is built.
I want to know more about the financial implications—this sounds expensive.
Providing housing for people experiencing homelessness is much cheaper than ignoring the problem. In fact, supportive housing costs taxpayers 43% less than treating people on the streets. And it’s cheaper per unit, over the life of the building, than a shelter bed or motel room.
Affordable housing prevents homelessness and the ensuing cost to taxpayers. It also keeps working, taxpaying adults employed and contributing to their communities.
I don’t think homelessness is really that big an issue in Long Beach.
At the time of the most recent homeless count, there were 1,894 people experiencing homelessness in Long Beach. It is estimated that 3,000 people will experience homelessness in the city this year. That may not seem like a lot compared to neighboring Los Angeles, but that’s all the more reason to take action. This is a problem we can truly solve if we work together.
The fact is this: One person experiencing homelessness is a big issue. 3,000 is a moral crisis we cannot ignore.
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We recognize that joining a movement is not for everybody, and that’s fine. If you have any specific questions or concerns about Everyone In Long Beach or becoming involved, we’d to love chat. Drop us a note below and we’ll get back to you.
News & Updates
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