Glendale Housing Authority

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

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

Glendale Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Glendale.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Glendale, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Glendale Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Other Glendale Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Glendale, Arizona Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Glendale Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 12, 2021, until August 2, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete the online application at one of the Glendale Public Libraries.
  3. Pick up an application from the Glendale Housing Authority Administration building.
  4. Call GHA to request an application by mail or complete the application over the phone with a representative.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Postmarked by August 2, 2021 by 5:00 pm, and mailed to the Glendale Housing Authority.
  2. Drop off the application at the GHA.
  3. Emailed to the GHA.
  4. Faxed to the GHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Living, Working, or Last Permanent Residence in Glendale
  • Employed, Elderly (62 or older), Disabled, or Military (active duty or veteran)
  • Currently Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence Crime Victim (assault, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc.)
  • Displaced by Government Action or Disaster

350 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice on July 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Glendale, Arizona.

Last Updated on 01/10/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Glendale Housing Authority (GHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 12, 2021, until August 2, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete the online application at one of the Glendale Public Libraries.
  3. Pick up an application from the Glendale Housing Authority Administration building.
  4. Call GHA to request an application by mail or complete the application over the phone with a representative.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Postmarked by August 2, 2021 by 5:00 pm, and mailed to the Glendale Housing Authority.
  2. Drop off the application at the GHA.
  3. Emailed to the GHA.
  4. Faxed to the GHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Living, Working, or Last Permanent Residence in Glendale
  • Employed, Elderly (62 or older), Disabled, or Military (active duty or veteran)
  • Currently Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence Crime Victim (assault, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, etc.)
  • Displaced by Government Action or Disaster

350 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice on July 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Glendale, Arizona. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

About Glendale Housing Authority

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm MT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Glendale Housing Authority 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Glendale Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Glendale Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Glendale Housing Authority manages 975 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 946 1 14 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $798 $1,103 $665 $932
Monthly Cost $754,453 $1,103 $9,313 $13,044

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for 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 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 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Glendale Housing Authority

Glendale Community Housing

5320 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, Arizona