Lawndale Gardens

2537 S California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Lawndale Gardens, located at 2537 S California Ave in Chicago, has one and two bedroom apartments. Lawndale Gardens participates in the Public Housing program.

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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.

Unit Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • New Appliances
  • New Cabinets

About Lawndale Gardens

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.

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% $18,750 $21,400 $24,100 $26,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% $31,200 $35,650 $40,100 $44,550 $48,150 $51,700 $55,250 $58,850
80% $49,950 $57,050 $64,200 $71,300 $77,050 $82,750 $88,450 $94,150

These general income qualifications for Chicago, Illinois should only be used as a basic guide. To find out if you qualify, contact the community directly.

You can usually make up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible for a HUD-Assisted Housing unit, but income qualification tiers for this community may be different due to various policies.

Lawndale Gardens receives rental subsidies through HUD-Assisted Housing for some or all of its apartments. Some units may be designated as market rate housing. Market rate units would have no subsidies or income restrictions.

Lawndale Gardens is managed by Chicago Housing Authority.

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