Glendale City Council extended the closing on the Glen Lakes Golf Course sale and made adjustments to public housng at its April 14 meeting.
Applications for the public housing waiting list now can be submitted by phone, online, mail, fax or in person. The waiting list will be open for 21 days, said Jean Moreno, interim director of community services.
“Waitlist openings will be advertised more extensively, including outreach to more agencies and nonprofits, Spanish-language radio ads, sign language videos and additional newspapers,” Moreno said.
“A computerized random drawing of all completed applications will be conducted to identify families to be included on the waitlist.”
This is a change from the previous first-come, first-served policy.
“In the past, new program applicants were placed on the waitlist based on the date/time the application was submitted,” Moreno said.
Council also passed two other public housing resolutions April 14. One will address lead paint on its facilities. The $35,100 grant to remove lead paint comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Council also approved the acceptance of $367,581 in HUD funding for public housing.
“Our process included incorporating feedback received from residents, public housing clients, other service providers and public housing advocates,” Moreno said.
“We expect to continue working in partnership with all of our stakeholders as we implement these changes and consider opportunities for continued improvement in our programs and service delivery.”
Also at the April 14 meeting, council approved extending the closing on the $6.5 million sale of Glen Lakes Golf Course until Nov. 30. Towne Development is purchasing the 44-acre golf course, with plans to make it a housing development.