When the Long Beach Media Collaborative officially convened in 2017, the four publications involved – the Press-Telegram, the Long Beach Post, the Grunion Gazettes and the Long Beach…
In March, shortly after new owners took control of the apartment complex where Quintanilla’s family lived, they and a dozen other families said they received 60-day notices to vacate.
You can talk about a national housing shortage, but in Southern California it can easily be called a housing crisis.
As they look out of their top-floor apartment toward the Long Beach skyline and the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Hank and Kathy Elands can’t believe their good fortune.
In the first real home she’s been able to call her own in about a decade, Army veteran Melissa Degnan apologizes for the narrow entryway, blocked by a couple of cardboard boxes stacked there, noting that she’s still getting organized after moving in a few months ago.
Those working to find permanent homes for veterans in need find it’s a challenging process, and a ceaseless one, made more difficult due to the lack of affordable housing and prevention programs, experts say.
The only consistent alone time Johnathan Perez gets to enjoy is in the shower. The Cal State Long Beach sophomore bunks with three others in a house often crammed with college students.
Mary Zendejas needed to leave her home. She’d had a good run. For a decade she’d cultivated a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment into a place she could call home.
Amanda Paiz knows all too well the impact that Long Beach’s lack of affordable housing has on some of its most vulnerable residents.