Thursday, March 20, 2014

Affordable Senior Housing Opportunities

A rather worn out 18 unit apartment building that was built in 1928 on Cypress Street, just east of Glendale Avenue, is being rehabilitated and will be given a new life as affordable housing for 17 senior citizen households. Six of the units will be reserved for senior citizen Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The building will have 4 one-bedroom and 14 studio units.  The building is undergoing major rehabilitation including new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, windows, and heating and air conditioning systems to serve new low income residents.  The purchase and improvements are being funded with federal HOME program funds and funds from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program, as well as investments from the developers.

Lottery applications can be downloaded and printed at

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Ground Breaking

Habitat Executive Director Sonja L. Yates with one of the new Habitat families (photo by SGV Habitat).
Three deserving low-income families will soon be able to call themselves homeowners thanks to the latest partnership between the City of Glendale and the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. These families participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the site of their future homes this past weekend. 

Three new 3-bedroom 2½ bath homes homes will be built on the 800th block of Chestnut Street in Glendale. The selected families will contribute a minimum of 500 hours of "sweat equity" to build their homes and will become long term partners with SGV Habitat as they continue to build more homes throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Chestnut Homes is the 8th Habitat development in Glendale; a testament to the City's commitment to building and providing affordable housing.  

SGV Habitat is still seeking donations for the Chestnut Homes build. To get involved, please visit or call (626) 387-6899 extension 17.

Visit the ground breaking photo album.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Building & Safety Division Named Best in California

Our Building & Safety staff was proud to be recognized with CALBO's Building Department of the Year Award.

CDD's Building & Safety Division was recognized as the “Building Department of the Year” during the California Building Officials’ (CALBO) Annual Business Meeting this month. The award recognizes a building department’s exceptional accomplishments in four key categories: education, state affairs, community involvement and innovation. 
Several programs set the City of Glendale Building & Safety Division apart from other state agencies: