Lawndale Gardens

2537 S California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Opened in December of 1942, Lawndale Gardens was the CHA's first experiment with small-scale public housing, establishing the two-story rowhouse structure prevalent in many of the traditional public housing developments still standing. By the end of 2008, a total of 123 units at this 6.5-acre development will be completely renovated with upgraded kitchen cabinets, new appliances, bathroom fixtures and air conditioning systems.

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Last updated on August 8th, 2019

Units

Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
1 Bedroom (1/1) - Call for Price
2 Bedroom (2/1) - Call for Price

Lawndale Gardens Details

  • 123 one and two bedroom units.
  • Public Housing

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • New Appliances
  • New Cabinets

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Chicago HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Chicago but actual income limits may differ for units at Lawndale Gardens.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% $36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800
80% $58,350 $66,700 $75,050 $83,350 $90,050 $96,700 $103,400 $110,050

Lawndale Gardens is managed by Chicago Housing Authority.

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