Glendale Community Housing

6842 N 61st Avenue
Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona 85301

Glendale Community Housing is a Public Housing Agency in Glendale, Arizona that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Glendale Community Housing serves Glendale.

Glendale Community Housing is part of the City of Glendale Community Services Department

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Glendale, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Glendale Community Housing Waiting Lists

Closed: Glendale, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Glendale Community Housing (GCH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on October 8, 2019 and October 10, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the GCH office. All applications were taken by phone.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Preferences are given for City of Glendale residents who are working or who are disabled or over the age of 62, active duty military personnel, homeless, displaced homemaker, victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, and City of Glendale residents who are displaced by government action or natural disaster.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GCH website.

Last Updated on 10/14/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Glendale Community Housing (GCH) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were scheduled to be accepted on October 22, 2019 and October 24, 2019; however, according to The Glendale Star, the GCH website said, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the waiting list scheduled to open on Oct. 22 and 24, will now be delayed...We hope to have it open within the next several months." There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the GCH website.

Last Updated on 11/01/2019.

About Glendale Community Housing

More information about Glendale Community Housing can be found on its website at https://www.glendaleaz.com/live/city_services/citizen_assistance_programs/housing.

Representatives of Glendale Community Housing may be available by phone at (623) 930-2180. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/12/2019, it is not known if Glendale Community Housing is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Glendale Community Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Glendale Community Housing manages 1,012 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 1,004 1 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $668 $1,074 $889
Monthly Cost $670,191 $1,074 $6,221

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Glendale Community Housing

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 Glendale Community Housing 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 Glendale Community Housing 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.


Public Housing Operated by Glendale Community Housing

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6617 N 52nd Ave
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