Eligible individuals are those who live in the Greater Long Beach area, own their own home and are low income. Priority is given to older adults, people with disabilities and families with children.
Eligible non-profit organizations are those who own or manage facilities which serve clients matching the eligibility requirements outlined above. They must be classified as a 501 (c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.
Complete and Mail an Application
Whether you are referring yourself for assistance or have been referred through a neighborhood association, community organization, service group, or religious institution, the application process is easy.
Follow the instructions in the right panel of this page titled “HOW TO APPLY.” You will need to print the application form and mail it to Rebuilding Together Long Beach. If you are an individual applying for assistance, please remember to include a copy of your property tax statement and your income tax return if you file one. Non-Profit Organizations will need to include a copy of the agency’s IRS Determination Letter.
Eligibility Assessment and Site Visit
Once an application is received, our volunteer Site Selection Team screens it to determine whether it meets RTLB’s home ownership and income eligibility requirements. Site visits are then scheduled with eligible applicants. During site visits, members of the Site Selection Team meet with homeowners at their homes to discuss items for which assistance has been requested, to assess 25 basic elements necessary for a safe and healthy home, and to answer any questions homeowners have about the program. These visits may take up to 60 minutes.
Following site visits, the Site Selection Team presents its recommendations to the Board of Directors for review and final selection. When selecting homes for repairs, the Board must consider potential sponsors, the amount of funds available, the complexity of the necessary repairs, and the number and skill level of volunteers required to complete the work. Repairs are then prioritized by an applicant’s level of need. For example, health and safety issues and City code violations have higher priority than painting inside the house.
Please understand that the application review process may be a lengthy one. It may take several weeks or even a few months for you to hear from us. We ask that you have patience while we review the numerous applications we receive.
Applicants are notified by telephone, US mail or email whether or not they were selected. We coordinate closely with those who are selected about details of the process and scheduling the work date(s).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to assist you with the application process in any way we can.
Mail us your application along with the following enclosed documents
Households: Please be sure to include a copy of a recent tax return, property tax statement and copies of any Code Enforcement warnings or citations.
Non-Profit Organizations: Please be sure to include a copy of the agency’s IRS Determination Letter.
Rebuilding Together Long Beach
PO Box 3823
Long Beach CA 90803