U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Community Planning and Development

Consolidated Plan Contact


In developing the Annual Action Plan, the City considers all data in its Consolidated Plan for FY 1995-2000. This includes demographic data presented in the Community Profile, statistics reflected under Community Needs, and actions described in the Strategic Plan. The action plan describes resources, programs, activities and actions Burbank will use in the coming fiscal year to implement its strategic plan and address priority housing and community development needs.

General housing objectives for the action plan include promoting and ensuring the provision of adequate housing for all persons regardless of income, age, race, sex, or marital status; promoting and ensuring the provision of housing selection by location, type, price and tenure; and promoting and ensuring the development of a balanced residential environment with access to employment opportunities, community facilities and services. Specific goals include:

  • Production of affordable housing
  • Increasing housing opportunities for lower income households, minorities, single persons, and special need groups
  • Providing direct assistance to very low income residents
  • Working through public agencies to provide for homeless needs
  • Promoting homeownership and preserving the character of single family neighborhoods
  • Ensuring compliance with residential building codes
  • Preserving existing housing inventory

    Action plan activities help meet all priority levels listed in the Strategic Plan but emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of extremely low and very low income residents.


    Available resources include federal funds, state funds, local funds and private resources. Not all funding sources are applicable for the City's housing and community development needs. Some will not meet a jurisdiction's needs in a specific year or may not be awarded or allocated to the City. Others are either limited in fund availability or are subject to conditions that limit their use, or are competitive funds that are not practical to pursue.


  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • CDBG Reallocated Funds
  • CDBG Program Income
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Section 8 Rental Certificate and Rental Voucher Programs
  • Supportive Housing of the Elderly Program (Section 202)
  • Public Housing Homeownership Program (HOPE 1)
  • Homeownership of Multifamily Units Program (HOPE 2)
  • Homeownership of Single Family Homes Program (HOPE 3)
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Shelter Plus Care Program
  • Emergency Shelter Grant Program
  • Supportive Housing Program
  • Lead Based Paint Abatement

    For fiscal year 1996-97, Burbank will use approximately $7.59 million in Section 8 Rental Certificate and Rental Voucher funds and $1,689,311 in CDBG entitlement, reallocated, and program income funds. Section 8 funds provide rental assistance payments to very low income households. CDBG funds will be used to improve public facilities, implement code enforcement activities, and provide public services. HOME funds of $591,000 will be used for affordable housing projects and activities.

    The City will commit and implement earthquake recovery measures with $1.175 million in CDBG Supplemental funds. CDBG funds will be used to partially offset repair costs to public facilities, redevelop commercial property, and reimburse eligible administration costs. This fund represents last resort financing and requires denial of assistance by other federal and state agencies prior to utilization.

    CDBG residential rehabilitation loans paid off last year provide program funds for this year's use. For FY 1996, $266,131 in repayments is programmed. The annual repayments provide leverage since they fund additional eligible activities. HOME matching funds will come from the Redevelopment Agency 20% Setaside when needed.


  • Rental Housing Construction Program
  • California Housing Rehabilitation Program, Rental Component (CHRP-R)
  • State HOME Program
  • California Housing Loan Insurance Fund

    The California Housing Loan Insurance Fund provides assistance to first time homebuyers.


  • Redevelopment Agency Tax Increment (20% Setaside)
  • Property and Sales Taxes
  • Utility Users Tax and Other Taxes
  • Mortgage Revenue Bonds
  • Los Angeles County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)
  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Lenders
  • Private Sector Matching Funds and Contributions

    Setaside expenditures of approximately $4.87 million are projected for this fiscal year. This fund provides for new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation activities. The setaside budget includes $1.8 million for residential rehabilitation. The Los Angeles County MCC program provides assistance to first time homebuyers. Private lenders fulfilling their obligation under the Community Reinvestment Act will participate in this effort.

    To some extent, private matching funds and leveraged contributions will be realized in new construction and acquisition and/or rehabilitation activities. The specific amount of these funds is not estimated at this time. Contributions are anticipated from the 20% Setaside fund, developers, lenders, and private residential property owners.


    SECTION 8 PROGRAM: The Burbank Housing Authority (BHA) provides monthly rental assistance to 1,015 very low income households through Section 8 Certificates and Vouchers. The Family Self-Sufficiency portion of the program helps tenants to achieve an independent living standard. The BHA will apply for new funds as they become available. The maximum number of units that can be requested is 50 units based on HUD appliction limitations. Section 8 assistance is provided year round and is available citywide.

    NEW CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM: The Redevelopment Agency has a proposed project (City Centre Mixed Use Project) for 144 new units of very low and low income senior housing for this year. This project will commence in August 1996.

    ACQUISITION & REHABILITATION PROGRAM: The Redevelopment Agency has acquired and will complete rehabilitation on 60 units of very low and low income multiple family residential property. Total expenditures are estimated to be $1.8 million and may include $558,000 of 1995 HOME funds. The properties are located in census tract 3118 (100 block of West Elmwood Avenue). Projects for the use of $591,000 in FY 1996 HOME funds will also be identified during the year.

    The Agency has earmarked $3 million in 20% Setaside to acquire and rehabilitate multifamily properties throughout the City. This project will be designed to complement the Neighborhood Revitalization Program.

    RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM: This program will rehabilitate 50 units of lower income residential property, consisting of 25 single family units and 25 multiple family units. The program provides low interest, deferred loans in varying amounts to homeowners and investor owners. Total expenditures are projected to be $800,000. The program is available citywide and runs year round. Special marketing efforts are conducted in lower income or minority concentrated areas (CT 3105, 3107, and 3118).

    CODE ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM: This activity conducts residential code compliance inspections in CDBG eligible areas. Owners of properties found in violation can be referred to the City for possible assistance. Expenditures are expected to be $89,711 this year.

    FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS PROGRAM: This program provides mortgage assistance to low and moderate income first time homebuyers. The goal for FY 1996 is to assist 20 households. Programs will be administered through the Los Angeles County Mortgage Credit Certificate Program with participation by private lenders or through the California Housing Loan Insurance Fund. The activity is not limited to any specific geographic area.

    NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION PROGRAM: This program targets specific areas of the City for concentrated community development activities to maintain and preserve viable neighborhoods. When activities are conducted in eligible areas, CDBG funds are used to partially offset program costs. For FY 1996, $420,050 of Block Grant funds will be used to construct, reconstruct and repair sidewalks, alleys, and pedestrian ramps.

    FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM: The City provides CDBG funds to the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley to implement fair housing and increase the choice of housing opportunities for all residents. Special emphasis is directed toward areas of concentrated low income and/or minority populations.

    SECOND DWELLING UNIT PROGRAM: The City allows the construction of second dwelling units in single family residential zones. Occupancy of these units is limited to elderly, disabled, and extended family members.

    LIFELINE CREDIT PROGRAM: This program provides very low income elderly and disabled residents reductions in electrical bills. It also provides exemptions from utility users tax and discounted rates on refuse and sewer charges.


    To address emergency services, emergency shelter and transitional housing needs of homeless individuals and homeless families, the City with CDBG funds annually supports the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the Salvation Army, Family Service Agency of Burbank, and the Burbank Family YMCA. In 1995, approximately $90,000 was allocated to these agencies accounting for over 41% of all public service activities funded. This year's allocation to these agencies totals $86,500. This amount, although slightly lower than last year, still accounts for 40.8% of all public services funded.

    To prevent very low income households, especially those below 30% of MFI, from becoming homeless and to assist non-homeless households with special needs in this income range, Burbank will provide rental assistance through the Section 8 program as much as possible. This will include participation in the Family Self-Sufficiency program. The Salvation Army offers a program to help the homeless make the transition to permanent housing and independent living. This program provides occupational training and a Section 8 certificate upon completion. Households will also be referred to various social service agencies and nonprofits both within Burbank and throughout Los Angeles County for specific supportive services.

    Burbank will continue its participation in the Arroyo Verdugo Subregional Housing Coalition. An assessment of the extent of homelessness within each of the five member cities should be done this year. Additionally, an inventory of emergency assistance providers, emergency shelters and other facilities including transitional housing, permanent housing or permanent supportive housing will be completed. This effort will include outreach to homeless service providers within each locality to determine needs of specific groups. Burbank will also support all homeless related applications by other entities that are consistent with its housing policies and strategies.


    FUNDING & PROGRAMS: To meet the needs of underserved groups, Burbank will apply for all applicable federal programs that are consistent with its housing and community development strategy and are within its organizational capacity to deliver. The City will further increase its programs to create and preserve affordable housing, while maintaining long-term affordability provisions in its documents.

    PUBLIC POLICY: Burbank expects to add 400 residential units to its housing stock each year through 2010. Factors that affect the City's ability to develop these units include land availability and suitability, market costs and activity, recycling potential, rate of household formulation, public policy concerns, and infrastructure capacity.

    Since the City has very little vacant residential property, the increase in development will primarily result from recycling older residential properties to higher densities. To stimulate this recycling in certain areas, the City is proposing to provide extra effective capacity or "excess capacity." The plan provides 10% excess capacity to accommodate and facilitate new residential development, and is allowed in land designated for multiple family residential uses and for mixed use around transit centers.

    Burbank further provides density bonuses for housing development with a low income component. Additional density bonuses are currently under review and consideration. The planned development process will facilitate unique residential and mixed-use projects that deviate somewhat from adopted development standards.

    LEAD PAINT: Actions to reduce lead-based paint hazards in applicable housing units will include:

  • Consulting with local and county agencies to determine the extent of lead paint cases
  • Assessing the nature and extent of all housing units constructed before 1978 that possibly contain lead and need abatement
  • Development of policies, strategies, and an action plan for use in existing housing programs
  • Increasing the technical capacity of staff through training and education
  • Formulating brochures, utility bill inserts and information bulletins explaining lead-based paint hazards to the public
  • Contacting schools, local groups and organizations for lead paint seminars
  • Participating in fairs and exhibits to provide general information concerning lead paint dangers and what programs are available to abate affected housing units.

    To reduce lead-based paint hazards in existing housing programs, the City will include lead paint abatement as an eligible item for homeowners and property owners to include in their rehabilitation loans. During loan processing staff determines the age of each housing unit and inspects housing condition. When a lead-based paint hazard is suspected, the surface effected will be either tested and abated if necessary or abated without testing. In Section 8 programs, staff annually inspects units on the existing program and new units as they become available. In all cases defective paint surfaces must be repaired. Where a unit is occupied by a household with children under the age of seven, corrective actions will include testing and abatement if necessary or abatement without testing.

    ANTI-POVERTY: The City will refer those individuals that can be reeducated or retrained in an alternate job skill to appropriate sources. Participation in activities like the Verdugo Private Industry Council's JTPA programs and the Burbank Library's Literacy Program will be encouraged. The JTPA program helps economically disadvantaged youth or adults, older workers, lower income dislocated workers, and unemployed or laid off workers. Burbank's Literacy Program helps adults, who possess less than sixth grade skills, to prepare for employment prospects by increasing their reading and writing ability.

    Additionally, the City annually assists organizations such as BUILD Rehabilitation Industries, Burbank Unified Schools, and the Burbank Family YMCA. BUILD provides vocational training for extremely low and very low income adults who are either mentally or physically disabled. Through job training that simulates actual business practices, BUILD can place these individuals in private industry jobs. The Burbank Unified School District administers a summer youth employment training program for lower income youth age 14-21. This program provides job training and work ethic values to disadvantaged youth. The YMCA's Child Care Program is designed for low income single mothers who are seeking employment or who are continuing their education to better provide for their families. Other local agencies the City financially assists to help those in poverty become self sufficient include Burbank Temporary Aid Center and the Salvation Army.

    The City will also encourage the use of apprentices and trainees in CDBG, HOME, and other federally or locally financed physical improvement projects. Single mothers with children, the elderly, the disabled and those with special needs are helped through the City's Section 8 program to the extent possible. All eligible Section 8 tenants are encouraged to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency program. Burbank has filled all 50 existing allocations under this program. Through this total effort, Burbank hopes to reduce those in poverty in half by the next census.

    INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE AND COORDINATION: In future HOME activities Burbank will again pursue eligible CHDOs so that all available HOME funds can be used. The City will continue to work with nonprofit agencies in developing affordable housing through the Section 202 program and work with the State to secure tax credit or bond financing for private and nonprofit firms. It will leverage funds to promote affordable housing when practical and offer developer concessions. Measures may include land write down, direct financial subsidies or undertaking the public improvements necessary to facilitate a development. The City will further help developers by working with City Departments to streamline the process of project approval. Lastly, Burbank will expand existing relationships with local jurisdictions through cooperative development agreements and with the State through obtaining increased performance incentives and funds offered for producing affordable housing.

    The Community Development Department (CDD) will continue to maintain staff linkages with other City departments to keep current on housing related policies, issues, and services. Through daily contact and inter working relations, City staff implements programs and services and tracks issues of concern. This process allows easy access to data on building activity, housing conditions, code requirements, zoning, growth issues, employment trends, and other demographic data. Besides the City's internal network, Burbank through its federal entitlements and other resources interacts with various nonprofit agencies and public service groups in the delivery of programs. These entities include the following:

  • The Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley
  • Family Service Agency of Burbank
  • BUILD Rehabilitation Industries, Inc.
  • Burbank Temporary Aid Center
  • The Salvation Army, Burbank Corps
  • Burbank Family YMCA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Burbank
  • Bridge Focus
  • Burbank Center for the Retarded
  • San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.
  • Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America

    Additionally, City staff will continue its committee representation acting as advisors to the Arroyo Verdugo Subregional Planning Group, the Burbank Landlord Tenant Commission, the Burbank Advisory Council on Disabilities, the Verdugo Private Industry Council, and the Community Development Goals Committee. These entities handle issues related to subregional planning, tenant rights, disabled person services, job training, and the CDBG and HOME funding process.

    PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTIAL INITIATIVES: Since Burbank does not maintain any public housing inventory, activities to encourage public housing residents to become more involved in management or to participate in homeownership is not applicable. However, to the extent feasible, tenants participating in Section 8 programs will be encouraged to become independent and self sufficient.

    Amended and Restated Final Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected
    Use of Funds FY 1996-97 (Twenty-second Year)


    Twenty-second year CDBG fund entitlement: $1,413,000
    Program income (Repayment of Residential Rehabilitation loans): 266,131
    FY 1994 Reallocated CDBG funds: 10,180
    Total: $1,689,311

    At least 70% of these funds will be used for projects and programs designed to principally benefit persons of low and moderate income to meet the broad national objectives of the CDBG program. All proposed activities associated with the stated objectives are consistent with Part IV 24 CFR Part 570 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's revised CDBG Regulations dated September 23, 1983, the 1983 Statutory Amendment to Section 104(a)(1) of the HCD Act of 1974, and the HCD Act of 1987.

    The City has adopted a policy to minimize the effect of displacement as a result of CDBG funded projects. To the greatest extent feasible, CDBG projects will be developed in a manner by which displacement will be either avoided completely or accomplished with minimal impact. In the event displacement does occur, the assistance to be provided shall include but not be limited to: relocation payments, assistance in locating replacement housing, and related advisory services. The City's Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan is available in the Community Development Department.

    According to CDBG regulations in 24 CFR Part 570, the range of activities that are eligible to be undertaken with CDBG funds includes but is not limited to the following:

    ACQUISITION of real property for any public purpose, subject to the limitations of 24 CFR 570.207(a).

    PUBLIC FACILITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS. Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, or installation of public facilities and improvements, except as provided in 24 CFR 570.207(a).

    CLEARANCE ACTIVITIES. Clearance, demolition, and removal of buildings and improvements, including movement of structures to other sites.

    PUBLIC SERVICES directed toward improving the community's public services and facilities, including employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, energy conservation, welfare or recreational needs.

    REMOVAL OF ARCHITECTURAL BARRIERS. Projects that remove architectural barriers that restrict the mobility and accessibility of the elderly and handicapped to publicly and privately owned buildings, facilities, and improvements.

    REHABILITATION of privately owned buildings.

    CODE ENFORCEMENT in deteriorating or deteriorated areas, where together with public improvements, rehabilitation, and services may be expected to arrest the decline of the area.

    HISTORIC PRESERVATION. Funds may be used to rehabilitate, preserve, and restore publicly or privately owned properties.

    SPECIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT activities necessary or appropriate to carry out an economic development project.

    Each activity undertaken with CDBG funds must also address at least one of the three broad national objectives of the CDBG program: to principally benefit persons of low and moderate income, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or meet community development needs having a particular urgency.


    The City of Burbank will use a total of $1,689,311 in FY 1996 CDBG funds for eligible projects and programs. The appropriation of funds for programs and activities was approved by the City Council on April 23, 1996 and June 11, 1996:

      1. Public Facilities and Improvements - Burbank Schools
      (24 CFR 570.201(c); 570.208 (a)(1))

      Funds programmed for repair and improvements to
      Washington Elementary School, 2322 N. Lincoln.
      (Implementing Agency: Burbank School District)

      2. Public Facilities and Improvements - City Facilities
      (24 CFR 570.201(c); 570.208(a)(1))

      Funds to repair/reconstruct/install sidewalks, alleys
      and pedestrian ramps in CDBG eligible areas. A
      listing of proposed sites is available in the Community
      Development Dept.
      (Implementing Agency: Public Works Dept.)

      3. Public Facilities and Improvements - Burbank Schools
      (24 CFR 570.201(c); 570.208(a)(2))

      Funds to build a playground and install equipment that
      is accessible to disabled children at Edison Elementary
      School, 2110 Chestnut.
      (Implementing Agency: Parks & Recreation Dept. and
      Burbank School District)

      $ 85,000
      4. Code Enforcement
      (24 CFR 570.202(c); 570.208(a))

      To provide for code compliance inspectors to enforce applicable
      sections of the Burbank Municipal Code as they relate to the
      removal of blight in CDBG eligible areas.
      (Implementing Agency: Community Development Dept.)

      $ 89,711

    2. II. PUBLIC SERVICES (24 CFR 570.201e)
      1. Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley

      To provide fair housing services including planning,
      discrimination investigation, information, and referrals.
      (8134 Van Nuys Bl., #110, Panorama City, CA.)

      $ 6,000
      2. Burbank Temporary Aid Center

      To provide for temporary lodging, food, and transportation
      services, and related emergency aid to needy persons.
      (1304 W. Burbank Bl., Burbank, CA.)

      3. Family Service Agency of Burbank

      To provide counseling, support services, and case management
      for low income senior citizens, and for consultation and
      direction of a home sharing program matching seniors as home
      providers or home tenants.
      (2013 W. Magnolia Bl., Burbank, CA.)

      4. Summer Youth Employment Training Program

      For the Burbank Unified School District to administer a summer
      employment program for Burbank youth, age 14-21, who are
      predominantly from low/moderate income households.
      (330 N. Buena Vista, Burbank, CA.)

      5. BUILD Rehabilitation Industries, Inc.

      To support sheltered workshop training programs and
      employment activities for mentally and physically disabled
      (2205 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA.)

      6. Salvation Army

      To support temporary shelter and food aid to the homeless
      and needy.
      (300 E. Angeleno, Burbank, CA.)

      7. Burbank Family YMCA

      To provide health, fitness, and exercise programs for
      seniors ($4,200), and to provide a latch key child care
      program before and after school ($4,200).
      (321 E. Magnolia Bl., Burbank, CA.)

      $ 8,400
      8. Parks and Recreation Department

      To provide a supervised recreation program for low
      income elementary children through the 5th grade. This
      activity will run during the school year and summer months
      at CDBG eligible schools.

      9. Burbank Center for the Retarded

      To assist in development training programs and
      activities for retarded children and adults.
      (348 E. Olive Ave., #A, Burbank)

      $ 2,525
      10. Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America

      To assist in the implementation of a Cub Scout
      mentoring program using parent volunteers in
      lower income Burbank areas.
      (1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale)

      $ 500
      11. San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services

      To provide legal services, counseling, education,
      and support to victims of domestic violence.
      (13327 Van Nuys Bl., Pacoima, CA.)

      $ 3,400
      12. Bridge Focus (570.208(a)(2))

      To provide a school based early intervention
      counseling program for "at risk" middle and high
      school age youth. Programs will be offered at:

    3. McKinley Elementary School, 349 W. Valencia, Burbank
    4. Washington Elem. School, 2322 N. Lincoln, Burbank
    5. Log Cabin Community School, 330 N. Buena Vista, Burbank
      (16360 Roscoe Bl., #120, Van Nuys, CA.)
    6. $11,300
      13. Boys & Girls Club of Burbank (570.208(a)(2))

      To assist in the implementation of a youth counseling
      program for lower income youth.
      (2244 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank)

      $ 4,200

      (24 CFR 570.206(a)(1)(2)(3)(4)) $282,600
      To provide for the overall development, management,
      coordination, and monitoring of the CDBG program.
      (Implementing Agency: Community Development Dept.)

      To provide for the administration of fair housing activities.

      GRAND TOTAL $1,689,311

    If there are any questions concerning the information in this statement, please contact Mas Yoshinaga, Grants Coordinator, at (818) 238-5160. Citizens wishing to express their views or comments regarding the Final Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Uses of Funds are encouraged to do so by writing to:

    City of Burbank
    Community Development Department
    Housing & Grants Division
    275 East Olive Avenue
    P.O. Box 6459
    Burbank, CA. 91510
    Attention: Linda Simmons, Asst. CD Director/Housing Administrator

    Public comment on this Statement or the Consolidated Plan's Annual Action Plan for FY 1996 was accepted until 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 1996. Copies of the Annual Action Plan are available for public review in the Community Development Department, Housing and Grants Division during normal business hours. Complete records are available regarding the past use of CDBG funds and/or any CDBG project.

    Dated: June 12, 1996

    Community Development Department
    Robert M. Tague
    Director of Community Development

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