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Public Housing Program

The Conventional Public Housing Program provides safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing in rental communities, owned by the City of Glendale, to eligible low-income families and individuals.  

Participants in the conventional public housing program are placed in a unit based on family size and availability.

Apartment information:

  • There are 155 apartments in three rental communities that range in size from one to four bedrooms. Each apartment is furnished with a gas stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer, window coverings and air conditioning.
  • Utilities - Glendale Community Housing pays for water, sewer, and trash.
  • Maintenance – Glendale Community Housing performs all maintenance repairs and preventative maintenance.  However, tenants are charged for the repair of damages or repairs above and beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Landscape Maintenance – Mowing, pruning and planting is the responsibility of Glendale Community Housing. 
  • Other Amenities - Community-shared picnic areas with barbecues are located throughout the rental communities.

Tenant selection:

Glendale Community Housing will screen each individual and family prior to leasing an apartment. The prospective tenant's history should reflect:

  • Timely rent payment
  • Proper care of unit
  • Effective control of children and guests
  • Lease compliance
  • Criminal activity

Tenant screening includes, but is not limited to:

  • Past or current landlord references
  • Credit references
  • Criminal background checks
  • Home visits
  • Fingerprint checks

Obligations of Glendale Community Housing:

  • Explain the rules of the program to the applicants who are eligible for the program
  • Approve the lease
  • Maintain the apartment by making necessary repairs in a timely manner
  • Monitor families to ensure compliance with the program rules
  • Collect the family's portion of the rent and enforce the lease

Tenant obligations:

  • Provide complete and accurate information.
  • Cooperate with all program requirements
  • Take responsibility for the care of their apartment
  • Comply with the tenant obligations of the housing program and the lease.

For information on how to apply for public housing, click here.

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