The California Apartments are located just west of the United Center. The development entailed the rehabilitationof a vintage Queen Anne-styled building (circa 1930) into one bedroom rental apartments. The building was substantially rehabbed again in 2009. All apartments feature new gas ranges, refrigerators, shades, and wall-to-wall carpeting. All kitchens and baths have new plumbing fixtures, ceramic wall tile and VCT flooring. All building mechanical systems—plumbing, HVAC and electrical—are either new or have been substantially renovated. The California Apartments are within walking distance of numerous convenient mass transit systems including the CTA Green Line. The major nearby east/west thoroughfares are Washington Boulevard and Madison Street.
In the main, this project serves the affordable housing needs of Senior Citizens. Most of California’s Senior residents hold Section 8 Rental Vouchers. Other non- Senior Section 8 holders are welcome. Rents average $775 per month. All utilities including heat are separately metered and resident paid.