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Long Beach Pledge

2024 expansion

Recovering after covid

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 has exacerbated pre-existing economic disparities. This is especially true for those living within the 90813 zip code in Long Beach, California – where 46.5% of residents fall below the poverty line.

There are 58,380 residents in the 90813 zip code with 65% identifying as Latinx, 11.5% Black or African-American, and 12.5% as Asian. 72% of all 90813 residents live within a multi-unit structure, 87.8% live in housing units that are renter-occupied, 46.5% have income below 150 percent of the poverty line, and 41.9% of those aged 25 and older are not high school graduates.

The city of Long Beach launched the Long Beach Recovery Act – a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses. $51 million has been allotted to help economic recovery, $2 million of which will go toward a guaranteed income program and its evaluation.

Long beach pledge application

2024 application

The Long Beach Pledge Expansion launched its application on Jan 10, 2024 with a submission deadline of Feb 1. A total of 3,086 applications were submitted. The median time to complete the application was 20.5 minutes long. 688 eligible applications were randomly selected for document verification.
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Long Beach Pledge

The Long Beach Pledge will offer 250 people in the 90813 zip code the opportunity to receive $500 each month for 12 months. It will examine the impact of direct, recurring cash to  single income families and contribute to the national conversation on guaranteed income for all. The Long Beach City Council approved an additional 200 families in West and North Long Beach to receive $500 monthly for a year. Applications are opened January 10th, 2024 and close on January 24th, 2024.

F4GI will be disbursing the monthly payments to participants using our payment portal. Our technology will be hosting the program’s website, portal, and customer service center.

The Economic Development Department serves as the program’s coordinator and manage all interactions with LBGI partners. ED oversees a wide range of initiatives to aid in the economic recovery, including $12 million in direct relief contributions to nearby NGOs and companies.

Other City divisions that collaborate with LBGI include the Office of the City Manager, the Office of Equity, the Community Health Bureau of the Health Department, the Workforce Development Bureau of Economic Development (Pacific Gateway), and the Long Beach Housing Authority.

This is an amazing opportunity to invest in our community and get critical assistance to some of those with the most need.
Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach


Residents in the 90813 zip code Residents whose gross annual income for the household is below 100% of the federal poverty line. Single headed households (where there is one income earner)

Who is eligible for the 2024 expansion?


Those who are not participating in another guaranteed income program


Those who are the primary caregiver of dependent children under 18 OR are currently expecting a child and will be the primary caregiver


Residents of (you physically reside or live in) the 90802, 90804, 90805, 90806, or 90810 zip codes in Long Beach.


Those who's gross household income is below 100% of the 2024 federal poverty level for their household size.