Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) owns and operates its housing program in the five Focus Neighborhoods established by the City of Burbank. Focus Areas are neighborhoods that the City of Burbank has designated for special attention and programs. Over time, BHC has positively impacted these communities by creating a service-enriched and supportive environment for our residents and the surrounding population. View our Properties
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In the late 1990’s, this neighborhood was dilapidated and infested with gang activity and crime. Long considered the most dangerous neighborhood in the City of Burbank, this short street became the object of an integrated approach to housing, safety and neighborhood engagement.
The City of Burbank purchased most of the worst properties and began a massive rehabilitation process as well as an innovative program of gang suppression. Over the years, BHC acquired more of the properties on the street and today, the Elmwood Neighborhood has 65 units.
To further enhance the lives of our residents, BHC has also created an after-school Achievement Center to provide tutoring and mentoring for the neighborhood children and a Community Garden tended by the students at the Elmwood Achievement Center. Our Elmwood Neighborhood has maintained an unblemished record of safety.The award-winning success of this program led to the creation of the Burbank Housing Corporation, a private non-profit developer charged with owning and maintaining the affordable properties in perpetuity.