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ASAP – Take the (really short) – City Budget Priority Survey

August 27th – Rent? Have questions? Tenant’s Rights Workshop

The Fair Housing Foundation will be holding a Tenant Rights Workshop at the Neighborhood Resource Center at 100 W. Broadway #550, Long Beach, CA 90802 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm  on Monday, August 27, 2018.  This workshop is free and open to the public.  Attendees will learn about how they are protected under fair housing laws, what their rights and responsibilities as tenants are, and how to deal with tenant-landlord disputes.  A housing counselor will also be on hand to answer any questions from participants.

The Fair Housing Foundation services residents of the city of Long Beach.  We are contracted by Long Beach and receive funds through the Community Development Block Grants.  We educate the public about Fair Housing rights and responsibilities through workshops, trainings, and community events.  FHF provides mediation and counseling services through our housing assistance hotline 1-800-446-FAIR and walk-in clinics.  We also investigate issues of discrimination related to housing.  For more information or to RSVP for the Tenant Rights Workshop, call 1-800-446-FAIR

September 8th – Walk History! A 10 mile (approx.) Rancho to Rancho walk. With Walk LB!

CCC – Thinking Long Term, Tracking on our Trees

CCC Coronado Cooling Center – Tracking on our Trees

Remember those community welcome signs . “We are a Tree City” you’ve seen them all over the US.  Monies from the Port of LB plus our Parks and Recreation sites have transformed the City of LB from asphalt and sand to one of tree-shaded streets. But many know that the drought, especially with extended periods of excessive heat have become a challenge. So, this week’s message from the CCC is that trees are essential to healthy life for humans and living species.

But what to do. You can use grey water from your home to keep small parkway and backyard trees alive during dry spells. And yes! You can water the tree in the parkway in front of your home. And no! the city does not do this.

RPNA has joined with many over as many years to plant trees around our neighborhood. Can’t imagine the 6th Street Bike Boulevard without all those trees that were planted in the past 10 years. So, take a small action and adopt a tree to “keep” or help the neighborhood and join our treekeeper force – just email We’ll be organizing a couple “keeping” days in near future.




City’s Urban Forestry Program