About Housing Authority of the City of Glendale

The Housing Authority of the City of Glendale is a Section 8 public housing agency in Glendale, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Glendale serves Glendale.

Housing Authority of the City of Glendale Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Glendale Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Waiting List has been closed since January 2001 and no new applications have been taken. Originally, over 12,500 households applied for the program; to date, approximately 2,300 remain on the Waiting List.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Glendale manages 1,528 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,515 3 3 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $813 $593 $911 $684
Monthly Cost $1,232,179 $1,778 $2,733 $4,786

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Glendale

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 2% having issued approximately 1,469 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 125 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $14,317 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 91% were extremely low income (ELI). 8% 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 91% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 5% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 12% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 83% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 19% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

4% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 3% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Glendale Housing Choice Voucher program, 77% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 98% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

68% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 2% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Glendale voucher holders in 2016 was $529 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,676. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $84.



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 Housing Authority of the City of Glendale

113 N Cedar St
Ivy Glen Apartments is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Glendale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
711 E Maple Street
Maple Park Apartments is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Glendale.
323 W. Garfield Avenue
Silvercrest - Glendale is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community 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