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2023 Waiting List Update

Updated: Feb 2, 2023


Learn about Upcoming Openings! Every January, Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) publicly announces the status of its closed waiting lists for the coming year.



Burbank Housing Corporation operates a waiting list system to fill all of its vacancies. Our Affordable Housing Program has four waiting lists that are categorized by income level.

  • Extremely Low Income: ≤30% of Area Median Income (AMI)

  • Very Low Income: ≤50% of AMI

  • Lower Income: ≤80% of AMI

  • Moderate Income: ≤120% of AMI

The income and rent requirements are established by the State of California for Los Angeles County.


Extremely Low Income Waiting List

Every year, BHC conducts a waiting list audit to determine if any of our closed waiting lists have the capacity to reopen and accept new applicants.


After our waiting list audit was conducted, BHC determined that its “Extremely Low” Income Waiting List will not reopen in 2023. Our organization will not have any further updates on the "Extremely Low" Income Waiting List until January 2024.


Very Low & Lower Income Waiting List Lottery

Burbank Housing Corporation will be reopening the application process for the "Very Low" & "Lower" Income Waiting List Lottery in February 2023. Applications will be accepted only online via our website: www.burbankhousingcorp.org/2023lottery


The 2023 BHC Waiting List Lottery is specifically for households that qualify for "Very Low" and "Lower" Income, 31-80% of the area median income. View our flyer for more information regarding the income requirements: Click Here


The lottery application will be available on our website starting Monday, February 13, 2023 at 9:00 am PST until Monday, February 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm PST. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.


The "Very Low" & "Lower" Income Waiting List Lottery will have a two-week open application process. Starting February 13th at 9:00 am PST, interested applicants may visit our website to fill out our online lottery application. As long as the application is submitted no later than February 27, 2023 by 4:00 pm PST, there is no advantage in submitting the application first.


After the February 27th deadline, a random lottery will be conducted with all eligible households. A limited number of applicants will be randomly selected and placed at the bottom of the BHC Waiting List. Households that are not drawn during our waiting list lottery will need to reapply whenever the list reopens.

If you are a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact our office when the application process opens. 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.


Moderate Income Waiting List

The “Moderate” Income Waiting List remains open year-round and is currently accepting applications. Households that qualify may visit our How to Apply page to download the Moderate waiting list application. The application process for the Moderate Income Waiting List is different and separate from the low-income levels.


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Please read our FAQs section for more information about the 2023 BHC Waiting List Lottery: https://www.burbankhousingcorp.org/2023lottery

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Unknown member
Feb 01, 2023

What if we applied back in 2016 and are on an active waiting list? I applied back in 2016 and qualified for the very low income category.

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Households currently on our waiting list may not apply for our 2023 Waiting List Lottery. Burbank Housing Corporation would consider that a duplicate application and would remove it from the lottery drawing. Please get in touch with our office at (818) 559-2336 to confirm that your household is on our waiting list.

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Jan 27, 2023

I'm about to apply for a Affordable Housing in Burbank from Burbank Housing Corporation because it's closer to Glendale and Pasadena where I run some errands and when I have appointments the reason I'm about to apply for it it's because I take classes at Glendale Community College I might to do my class work on remote and I'm going to have a lot of homework assignments this Spring Semester so how it will take me to move in after I apply for Affordable Housing from Burbank Housing Corporation?

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Our Affordable Housing Program is not a form of immediate housing. If your application is selected during the lottery drawing, your household will be placed at the bottom of our waiting list. It may take several months or years before a rental unit is available. The average wait time is 2 to 5 years.

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Unknown member
Jan 05, 2023

For the wait list do you have to live in Burbank to apply or work?

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The lottery application is not limited to residents of Burbank, CA; however, there is a waiting list priority level for households that live or work in the city of Burbank.

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