Burbank Housing Corporation Opens Waiting List Lottery for “Lower Income” Households


Between March 1, 2021, at 8:00 am PST and March 12, 2021, at 4:00 pm PST, Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) will be accepting applications for its “Lower Income” Waiting List Lottery. This waiting list lottery will allow households that qualify for “Lower Income”, 50-80% of the local average median income, to apply for a chance to get placed on the BHC Waiting List for its affordable housing program. The State of California for Los Angeles County sets the income limits annually.

BHC is a 501(c)(3) community housing development organization that owns and manages over 300 affordable rental units in Burbank, CA.  The nonprofit operates an income-based waiting list system to fill all the vacancies in its properties. After its annual waiting list audit, BHC determined that there was enough space to accept new applications for its “Lower Income” waiting list in March 2021.

Due to high demand, the organization conducts a random lottery drawing to select a limited number of eligible applicants to be placed at the bottom of the BHC “Lower Income” Waiting List. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, lottery applicants may only be submitted electronically via our website. For more information, please visit: https://burbankhousingcorp.org/2021lower/

Eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for the waiting list lottery starting Monday, March 1, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. PST. After Friday, March 12, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. PST, the “Lower Income” Waiting List will close until further notice. “If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that so many households in our community are just one paycheck away from being homeless. Our openings have always demonstrated the great need for affordable housing but now, we anticipate the need has only increased” says Sylvia Moreno, executive director. A household can still wait several years on our waiting list but for many, this affordable housing opportunity is worth the wait.

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    1. Do we really want people that make 50-80% of the local average median income to live in Burbank? What are you thinking? People that can’t afford to live in Burbank should live perhaps in the mid west where you can buy a home for $50k or rent a room for $300 per month. They do not have to live in Burbank, nor to they have a right to live in Burbank if they can’t afford it. I do not earn that much money myself and why I do not live in Beverly Hills, and I am sure they would not want me there either.

    2. Wow what a ignorant comment to make. I lived In Burbank my whole life and I fell/still fall under this catergory.. which “people” are you referring to Sheryl ?? Because not only is that a ignorant thing to say, (I believe from what I think you’re implying) it’s also a bit racist. So let me see if I understand. So while growing up I worked 3 jobs and helped with my dying father and my mother worked til she couldn’t and we lived in Burbank but since I busted my ass to help with bills and keep up with rent, our kind is ok, right, but now I’m partially disabled and take care of my mom and uncle almost full time and without question fall under this category but according to you, My kind isn’t welcomed nor wanted.. hmmm I see. Well i hope you never experience any financial issues or fall below the standard level. Karma gonna get you on this one Sweetie. And I’ll eagerly pop the popcorn once it does ✌🏼

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