The Burbank City Council may consider a temporary ordinance that would prohibit unlicensed supportive housing facilities in single-family residential areas per the public’s request, after dozens of residents in recent weeks have asked the council members to take immediate action on the issue.
In January, the council approved its state-required housing element to allow supportive housing in residential neighborhoods without permits. This may include sober-living and drug rehabilitation facilities, but city officials said the city is under no obligation to allow transitional housing for parolees, probationers or sex offenders.
The city has three years to implement the policy document through council-approved ordinances.
According to the housing element, if six or fewer people live in the home, the facility would be considered a “standard residential use” and, therefore, would not have to obtain a permit.