Tuesday, April 19, 2016

May is Building Safety Month

For the last 36 years, communities all over the country have celebrated May as Building Safety Month. The City of Glendale’s Building and Safety Division will use this year’s celebration not only to host events during the month but to advertise to the community many events that will be occurring throughout 2016.

Each week of Building Safety Month will highlight one of the following important themes:
·         Building Solutions for All Ages
·         The Science Behind the Codes
·         Learn from the Past, Build for Tomorrow
·         Building Codes: A Smart Investment

Get Involved in Pedestrian Safety

With so many beautiful destinations, Glendale is an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride. To ensure the safety of everyone who walks and bikes here, the City of Glendale has launched a Citywide Safety Education Initiative to help improve safety and raise awareness about being a safe driver, pedestrian, and bicyclist.

You can help us lay the groundwork for our efforts by participating in our online Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Survey.  Share your suggestions about locations that may not feel safe. We also want to hear your thoughts regarding pedestrian, bicyclist & driver behavior and more.  

Visit our GlendaleWalks.com for more information about the Citywide Safety Education Initiative and to participate in our survey.  

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Landlords Recognized for Helping Low Income & Homeless Residents

The City of Glendale celebrates April as Fair Housing Month by recognizing property owners for their outstanding participation in the Section 8 and Homeless Shelter Plus Programs. This week, landlords Oscar Gonzales and Keith Lafond received commendations from the Glendale City Council and Housing Authority for their contributions to providing housing opportunities to low income households within Glendale. 

The two landlords were honored for opening up their units to City housing clients that were formerly homeless and low income. Mr. Gonzalez has partnered with the City through the Continuum of Care Homeless Program for the past 8 years. He has helped 10 chronically homeless individuals who have moved into his rental properties and continue to live there. Mr. Lafond has been providing access to affordable housing opportunities for many years as a long time participant in the Section 8 Housing Program.

The City Council thanked the two landlords for being examples of how landlords can be compassionate and understanding of those less fortunate, by meeting their need for housing and helping them get their lives back on track.

Attention Landlords!
Lower your vacancy rate, rent to Section 8! Call (818) 551 -3000 or  list your vacant units here.