BHC’s success is only as strong as its partnerships. Many friends and supporters have found common ground with us and share our goals. These partners not only make our programs possible, they form an integral part of the BHC mission. Burbank Housing Corporation continues its mission with the full support of the Burbank community. Residents, civic organizations and the business community are all involved in BHC’s efforts; providing both political and social support as well as financial help.
For more information about our partners, please read below.
Family Service Agency
A long-established organization providing, among many other, high quality professional mental health care, counseling and family support services, Family Service Agency (FSA) partners with BHC to provide specialized support programs in BHC’s Special Housing Programs.
FSA operates and provides support services to the residents in our transitional housing facilities for victims of domestic abuse, homeless families with children, and homeless young adults and emancipated youth. FSA works with each individual resident or family in a very intensive and personalized program with the goal of allowing those residents to move into permanent housing at the end of their program stay.
Established in 1992, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) offers veterans comprehensive services that empower them to live productive and self-sufficient lives. Their diverse resources include transitional & permanent supportive housing, job assistance, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services. NDVets serve our residents in BHC’s newly completed project, The Burbank Bungalows.
The Burbank Bungalows, an 11-unit property, provides permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. Together, Burbank Housing Corporation and New Directions for Veterans can equip our resident veterans with the tools necessary to improve their quality of life.
Learning Architects, Inc. has been tasked with creating the BHC Scholars program, defining its curriculum, training staff and implementing all the activities for BHC’s Activity Centers. BHC has 4 activity centers that are located in our focus neighborhoods. The emphasis on self-motivation, educational goals, and community involvement distinguish this award-winning program from typical after-school programs.
A subsidiary of the nation’s largest child care providers, KinderCare Education at Work has partnered with BHC since to operate and manage BHC’s two Child Care Centers. Known for the highest quality of it care and curriculum, KinderCare continues to provide BHC with nationally-accredited centers and programs. About 20% of the spaces at the Centers are reserved at subsidized tuition rates for lower-income families.
Habitat for Humanity
At the end of 2005 and through 2006, BHC acquired four adjacent and highly dilapidated properties located in its Peyton-Grismer Focus Area. In partnership with the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, the four parcels were developed into an 8-unit residential complex providing home ownership to the Burbank community.
Eight very-low income families, five of which are former BHC tenants, moved into their very own homes. BHC will continue to own and lease the land for this development and to assist the new homeowners and their association.
The City of Burbank
BHC was the creation and brainchild of the City of Burbank. Realizing that a local, community based organization was the most efficient and viable vehicle for its housing program, the City helped and funded the initial formation of BHC. Since then, the City and its Housing Authority have had a truly unique partnership and have created such a distinctly new model of cooperative work that other cities and jurisdictions have sought to emulate it.
The City of Burbank acts as the lender of all BHC projects, providing loans and grants that allow for the provision of services and support of the administrative work of BHC and its support services. In addition, the City works closely with BHC to ensure the quality and cost efficiency of each project provides relocation assistance and generously shares is technical support and skills.