2021 "Lower" Income Waiting List Lottery

The application process for our “Lower” Income Waiting List Lottery will be open between Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. PST and Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST.¬†Lottery applications will only be accepted online via our website. If you are a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the online application, please call (818) 559-2336 and leave a message or email us through our¬†contact form.¬†

Applications must be submitted no later than March 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstance.

About Us

Burbank Housing Corporation is a 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that owns 300+ affordable rental units in Burbank, CA. We maintain four income-based waiting lists to fill the vacancies in our properties.  It may take a household several months or years on the waiting list before being placed in one of our rental units. For this reason, our Affordable Housing Program is not a form of immediate or emergency housing. 

Please the section below for more information on our waiting list and program guidelines.

Am I Eligible?

Eligibility for our affordable housing program is based on the household’s size and gross annual income. The income limits for the program are established by the State of California for Los Angeles County. Use the Income Level Calculator to learn what income level your household qualifies for.

This waiting list lottery is specifically for households that qualify for the “Lower Income” level, 50% – 80% of local average median income. For more information on the state guidelines, please visit the website for the California Department of Housing & Community Development.

To be considered “Lower Income”, your household’s total gross annual income, before taxes, must be within the income limits below. Please include yourself, adult household members, children, and unborn infants (if someone is pregnant) when determining your household size.¬†

Your household’s gross annual income is the total amount of money that all household members earn in a year before anything is taken out for taxes or other deductions. Financial aid, SNAP/EBT/CalFresh or other food assistance programs are NOT considered income for our affordable housing program.

Your household’s gross annual income may include but is not limited to the following sources of income:

Application Process

The applications for the 2021 “Lower Income” Waiting List Lottery has ten (10) sections that you must read and complete before submitting.¬†¬†

  1. Introduction
  2. Before You Apply
  3. How to Determine Eligibility
  4. State “Lower Income” Limits
  5. Income Eligibility Checker
  6. Head of Household
  7. Household Members
  8. General Household Information
  9. Certification
  10. Final Review

Before you begin your application, please collect the following information:

  • An Adult Household Member (18+) that can be Designated as the Head of Household
  • The Combined Gross Annual Income of the Entire Household
  • The Gross Monthly Income of Each Household Member¬†
  • The Date of Birth of Every Household Member
  • A Current Mailing Address
  • An Email Address and Phone Number

BHC will continue to accept eligible applications until Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST. As long as the application is submitted before the deadline, there is NO advantage in submitting as quickly as possible. Please take your time in filling out your lottery application. Corrections can NOT be made after the deadline. 

 After submitting your application, you should receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folders. If you do receive a confirmation email, please contact our office. 

Once the application process closes, eligible applicants will be entered into a lottery system and a limited number of applications will be randomly selected and placed at the bottom of our “Lower” Income Waiting List. Households that are NOT drawn must reapply in a future waiting list opening. Applicants will be notified of their lottery results via email or a mailed postcard. 

Need Help with the Online Application? Watch our Instructional Video!

You may submit your lottery application starting Monday, March 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. PST.
All applications must be submitted before Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST.