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The Section 8 Waiting List in Burbank is closed.  The Burbank Housing Authority is not accepting applications at this time.  Please click here for other Affordable Housing Opportunities in the Community.



On March 27, 2018, the Burbank Housing Authority Board approved updates to the Administrative Plan that the housing authority office utilizes to implement the federal Section 8 Program.  The housing authority board approved changes to the eligibility review process, and two additional, local preferences were adopted.


The first new preference is Severely Rent Burdened that means an applicant paying 50% or more of income on rent.  The second new preference is Substandard Housing that means applicants living in unpermitted structures as designated by a city official in the course and scope of their official duties such as a code enforcement officer or building inspector.  In addition, the preferences are now “weighted” meaning each preference is assigned a numerical advantage as noted below:



*Burbank Residents - Applicants that live and/or work in Burbank (25 points)

*Involuntarily displaced by the City of Burbank or Burbank Housing Authority (10 points)

*Burbank homeless households/individuals that have been working with qualified      Burbank service providers (5 points)

*Burbank Veteran households (2.5 points)

*Burbank Disabled households (2.5 points)

*NEW - Burbank Severely Rent Burdened households (5 points)

*NEW - Burbank households living in Substandard Housing (5 points)


For detailed information on local preferences and definitions, please review the newly adopted Administrative PlanCurrent applicants on the Section 8 waiting list are invited to update their applications at any time with preference information (the waiting list is closed; no new applications are being accepted)Current applicants may log on to and request an update to your application.  You must first create an account online at Simply click on “Create an applicant account” and follow the instructions on the screen. Click here for instructions on how to send a preference update online. 


Current applicants may also send a preference update in writing to Burbank Housing Authority, P.O. Box 6459, Burbank, CA  91510-6459.  Please do not contact the office with application updates.  Updates will not be taken over the telephone.

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