The Housing Crisis

Explore how Long Beach's many communities are experiencing change, for better or worse, in response to the city's rapid development. Some articles were published in collaboration with KCET’s City Rising series, a documentary program that traces gentrification and displacement through a lens of historical discriminatory practices.

Seniors, Veterans, Disabled Residents Protest Downtown Long Beach Rent Hike

Aug. 10, 2018 / By and
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Many say they can't afford the rent increase, fearing they might go homeless.

As Downtown Long Beach continues to grow upwards, so does rent. Here’s what residents say.

Apr. 25, 2018 / By
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Youth Reporters chatted with Downtown residents on the city's ongoing construction and rising rents.

Extreme Rent Hike Pushes Longtime Resident Out

Dec. 5, 2017 / By
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This disabled senior saw his rent increase and you're not going to believe by how much.

Persistent Gentrification in Long Beach Increases Student Homelessness and Debt

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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“They’re working several jobs in order to make ends meet in addition to going to school. They come in hoping that financial aid will cover everything and they find out it will not.”

Beauty Without the Pain: Can Cambodian Americans Revitalize Their Town Without Displacing Their Own?

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.