Analysis of the future housing needs of the City of Long Beach through the year 2040
The Long Beach Land Use Element was last updated in 1989. The City is currently in the process of updating the Land Use Element of its General Plan. The January 2018 proposed Land Use Element(LUE) along with the Urban Design Element Place Type and Heights Maps lay the foundation for future land use decisions over the next few decades, and are tasked with providing a roadmap for additional housing in the City, and in particular, expanded affordable housing options.
As with all jurisdictions in the SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments) Region, the City faces a housing mandate known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA). Based on the City’s evaluation of its RHNA and other housing-related mandates, the City estimates that it must build approximately 28,000 units by the year 2040.
The purpose of this study is to develop and present an independent analysis of the future housing needs of the City of Long Beach through the year 2040. Beacon Economics proposes to conduct an analysis of projected housing needs that will be based on a combination of existing data and projections, plus its own forecasting models of the economy, local industries, demographics, and housing.