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.
- 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.
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
- 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.