County and City Resources

City of Long Beach 

Help for Renters: COVID-19

Need Help Paying Rent? Financial Help Here

The City of Long Beach is providing financial assistance to renters that have been impacted by COVID-19. Thanks to funding from the federal and state governments, this program will help residents stay in the community. Please feel free to share with family, friends and neighbors:

If you have lost your job, are unable to work, or have had your hours cut, you can apply for assistance from the Long Beach CARES Emergency Rental Assistance (LB CARES) program.

Eligible households must meet the following criteria:

  • Renters reside in single-family, multi-unit, or mobile homes located in the City of Long Beach.
  • Annual household income loss does not exceed established limits.
  • There is a current residential lease or rental agreement in place.
  • Household does not receive any other forms of rental assistance payments.

The deadline to drop-off in person applications is Thursday, July 23 at 11 a.m.

The deadline to submit mail-in applications is Monday, July 27.

Applications will be placed in a lottery. City staff will select 1700 applications in August and notify selected applicants by mail.

If you have additional questions about LB CARES, call the city at 562-570-3000 or email

For a complete list of eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the city's website.

Los Angeles County

COVID-19 Testing

The City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County are providing free COVID-19 testing to residents. To schedule an appointment and find the closest centers near you, visit their website.

For the latest developments from Los Angeles County visit their website here Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

District Cities 

Here are resources for Long Beach, Signal Hill and Catalina Island:

Long Beach Department of Health & Human Services (LBDHHS)

Signal Hill


Catalina Hospital

Here is the latest information on local resources available to the San Pedro community:

Housing, Food, Childcare and Education

Harbor Interfaith Services provides transitional housing, food, job placement, childcare and education services.

  • Call 310-831-0603 for housing assistance
  • Call 424-276-3602 for food pantry

The Toberman Neighborhood Center provides meals and food delivery, housing and utilities support, tutoring and career transition services, and help applying for state benefits, such as the California Economic Development Department (EDD), CalFresh and Medi-Cal.

  • Call 310-832-1145

The Port of Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is a Grab & Go Distribution Site, providing lunch, snacks and free school supplies on certain days of the week to children.

  • Call 310-833-1322

The San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA is serving breakfast and lunch for those in need.

  • Call 310-832-4211



Health Care

Harbor Community Health Centers provide pediatric and adult primary care, prenatal care, behavioral health, and assistance enrolling in health care plans for low income residents and those who do not have health insurance.

  • Call 310-547-0202



Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence

Rainbow Services provides emergency and crisis assistance to victims of domestic violence.

  • Call 310-547-9343 (24-hour bilingual hotline)

Los Angeles County operates a Domestic Violence Hotline.

  • Call 1-800-978-3600



Mental Health

Los Angeles Unified School District has a Mental Health Hotline available to students, families and educators.

  • Call 213-241-3840

Los Angeles County is providing help to residents through the Mental Health ACCESS Center.

  • Call 800-854-7771 or text "LA" to 741-741



Legal Assistance

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles offers legal counsel, advice and direct representation for low income residents.

  • Call 800-399-4529