Burbank Announces Application Period for Rental Assistance Program


The City of Burbank is committed to assisting renters impacted by COVID-19. A commitment of $375,475 in Community Development Block Grant will be used to provide emergency rent assistance and utility payments to low-income renters. The assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds run out, at which point, the program will end.

Renters financially impacted by COVID-19, may apply for the Burbank Rental Assistance Program for up to $1000 per month for up to 3 months for assistance with rent arrears, future rent and delinquent utility bills if specific criteria is met.

•     Reside in Burbank

•     Do not exceed the annual income below based on your household size as a result of COVID-19

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Annual Income*$63,100$72,100$81,100$90,100$97,350$104,550$111,750$118,950

*Subject to change as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

•     Experienced a job loss, furlough, or reduced work hours due to COVID-19

•     Have fallen behind on rent or have verifiable need for future rent assistance •      Have fallen behind on utility payments with Burbank Water and Power

•     Do not receive Section 8 or live in a rent restricted unit •     Have a current rental agreement

The application period will begin on Monday, April 5, 2021, starting at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time (PST)) and end on Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00 p.m. PST. Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until funding is exhausted. A waiting list will be established as applications are received. All applications must be submitted on-line at https://www.burbankca.gov/ between April 5-16, 2021. Only one application per household will be accepted.

For other general questions or assistance, please call the Application Call Center at (818) 238-5180, Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


    1. For folks with family living in Burbank, have you considered inviting your family to come back home and live with you?

      While we would all love to have our own pads, when I was struggling and broke, I rented rooms out.

      There are no free lunches, all assistance programs cost taxpayers money.

      If you need them, then you need them, but if you don’t then don’t take them.

      I received a $1,400 “relief” payment from the Treasury that I didn’t ask for. I am very wealthy but my AGI in 2019 was such that I was given a payment anyway. It makes no sense but many “assistance” programs are nonsense and are also often abused.

      I will be giving my $1,400 payment to local causes to provide food and essentials for those in need.

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