About City of Glendale Housing Authority

The City of Glendale Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Glendale, Arizona.

The City of Glendale Housing Authority serves Glendale.

City of Glendale Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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 http://www.glendaleaz.com/housing/, the office can be reached by calling 623-930-2180, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: City of Glendale Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Those Displaced by Government Action. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the City of Glendale Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the City of Glendale Housing Authority manages 1,029 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 1,020 1 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $617 $915 $899
Monthly Cost $629,448 $915 $7,191

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Glendale Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 219 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,605 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 37% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Glendale Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 52% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by City of Glendale Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $946. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Affordable Apartments near City of Glendale Housing Authority

4937 W. Myrtle Avenue Glendale, AZ 85301
Brook Creek Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Glendale. Rents at Brook Creek Apartments are $475-600.
6113 N. 60th Ave
Good Shepherd West is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St. bedroom apartments for rent in Glendale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
6238 N 63rd Avenue
Kachina Place Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Glendale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units