City of Glendale Housing Authority
6842 N 61st Avenue
Glendale, Maricopa County, AZ


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Glendale Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Glendale Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Glendale Community Housing Division is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing division has 155 one to four bedroom units, in three communities, located throughout Glendale.

To apply for public housing it must be done by calling 623-930-2199, during the hours of 9:00am-11:00am, on Tuesdays only. All applications are taken by phone.

This housing division does use a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: residents of Glendale, hired to work in Glendale, residents 62 and over, or receiving SSD, SSI, residents that are disabled, residents who have been displaced due to government action, or disaster, active military, victims of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the housing division website at, the office can be reached by calling 623-930-2180, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Glendale Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 155 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,054 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Glendale Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of City of Glendale Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (13%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (87%) to that of all housing authorities in Arizona, City of Glendale Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Arizona.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, City of Glendale Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 65 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Arizona is 75.36.

City of Glendale Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Arizona housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for City of Glendale Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/16/12 Plan
2011 6/29/11 Plan
2010 4/21/10 Plan
2006 6/28/06 Plan
2005 10/20/05 Plan
2004 6/29/04 Plan
2003 7/25/03 Plan
2002 7/22/02 Plan
2001 5/31/01 Plan
2000 6/28/00 Plan