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Burbank Housing Authority

150 N Third Street, Second Floor
Burbank, Los Angeles County, California 91502

Burbank Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Burbank Housing Authority serves Burbank.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Burbank, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Burbank Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Burbank Housing Authority Website:

Burbank Housing Authority Phone: (818) 238-5160.

Closed: City of Burbank, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Burbank Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four weeks from January, 2016 until February 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Burbank, CA is about 10 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.


Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.


There were two ways to apply:


  1. Complete the online pre-application.
  2. Pick up a pre-application at one of several locations.

Once the paper pre-application was completed, it must have been mailed to the BHA. Pre-applications must have been postmarked by February 8, 2016, or it was not accepted. Pre-applications were not accepted by hand delivery at the BHA office.


The following preferences were identified: Live/work in Burbank, CA, displaced by government action, US military veterans, homeless, disabled.


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


Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.


If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.


For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (818) 238-5160.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

About Burbank Housing Authority

More information about Burbank Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Burbank Housing Authority may be available by phone at (818) 238-5160. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (818)-238-6459.

Office Hours

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
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of September 20th, 2020, it is not known if Burbank Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/09/2018, Burbank 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 Burbank Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Burbank Housing Authority manages 887 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, 2019:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 832 50 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $869 $1,034 $1,000
Monthly Cost $723,372 $51,695 $5,000

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Burbank 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 5% having issued approximately 190 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 76 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $15,000 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 87% were extremely low income (ELI). 11% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 87% 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, 7% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 76% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 15% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

8% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 6% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Burbank Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 57% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

71% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 2% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Burbank Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $528 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $806. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $88.

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.