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2023 BHC "Very Low" & "Lower" Income Waiting List Lottery

The lottery application will be available online starting February 13, 2023 at 9:00 am PST until February 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm PST.

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About Us

Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) is a 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that operates an Affordable Housing Program in its 300+ affordable rental units. All of our vacancies are filled through a waiting list.  Our Affordable Housing Program has four waiting lists that are categorized by income level. The income and rent requirements are established by the State of California for Los Angeles County. 

The opportunity to apply for the Burbank Housing Corporation’s Affordable Housing Program is offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, ancestry, genetic information, source of income, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, or disability, or any other basis prohibited by law.

 Before You Apply 

Waiting List & Program Guidelines

Before applying, interested applicants should read the following guidelines.

Click on the yellow tabs to read each section. 

 Read Our FAQs 

Waiting List

The BHC Waiting List applies to ALL units in our properties. NO specific unit/building requests will be granted. A household is only given two opportunities to accept or qualify for an available BHC unit. 

Our waiting list only has one preference for households that live or work in the city of Burbank, CA. 

Households on our waiting list are notified via telephone and mailed postcard when an apartment suitable for the household's income and size becomes available. This could take anywhere from a few months to a few years.


It is the applicant's responsibility to notify the BHC office if their income, address, phone number, or household composition changes while on the BHC Waiting List. To update a waiting list application, applicants must contact the BHC office to request a modification form.  Failure to update an application could result in removal from the waiting list. Proof of income, Burbank residency, or Burbank employment may be required.

Every October, BHC conducts a waiting list audit by mailing confirmation letters to all applicants. You must submit the bottom slip of the letter to our office by the given deadline. Failure to respond by the deadline indicates a disinterest in our Affordable Housing Program & will result in removal from the waiting list. 

A copy of the official Waiting List Policy is available by written request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the section below to learn the answers to common questions about the BHC Waiting List and Affordable Housing Program.

 How to Apply 

Application Process

The lottery application will only be available on our website from February 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. PST until February 27, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. PST:

The 2023 "Very Low" & "Lower" Income Waiting List Lottery is specifically for households that fall within 31%-80% of the area median income, as established by the State of California for Los Angeles County. Eligibility is based on the household's size and gross annual income.

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance completing the online application, please contact our office at (818) 559-2336 or starting February 13, 2023. 

Important Notices for Applicants
  • Applying for the lottery does not guarantee you a position on the waiting list. 

  • There are no available units that would be offered to new applicants. If you are selected during the lottery and are added to the waiting list, our property management office will contact you when a BHC unit becomes vacant. 

  • The BHC Affordable Housing Program is not immediate or emergency housing. The average wait time is 2 to 5 years.

  • One application per household. If an adult household member appears on more than one application, duplicate applications will be rejected and removed from the lottery drawing.

  • Burbank Housing Corporation is not responsible for any technical issues. 

  • Households that do not meet the income criteria will be unable to submit the lottery application.

Waiting List Lottery

Applications must be completed no later than February 27, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. PST to be entered into the waiting list lottery. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.


After submitting, applicants should receive a confirmation email with the subject line, "2023 BHC Waiting List Lottery: Application Received". Please check your spam/junk folders. 

If you never received a confirmation email, there may have been a technical issue with your submission. Please contact our office for further assistance.

After the deadline, a random lottery will be conducted to select a limited number of eligible households that will be added to the bottom of the BHC Waiting List. Households should be notified of their lottery results 5-8 weeks after February 27.

Before you apply, please collect the following information: 
  • An adult household member (18+) that can be designated as the head of household (HOH)

  • Full names of all household members including children and unborn infants

  • The gross monthly income (before taxes or deductions) of every adult household member

  • The date of birth of every household member

  • A current home or mailing address

  • An email address and phone number

  • Source of income from all household members (job earnings, social security, child support, etc.).

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