Sponsored jointly by the Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation of Fontana, CA and the National Council of Senior Citizens, this project was funded under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 202/8 Program. The building’s design responded to HUD’s stringent budgetary constraints while providing the sponsor a focal point for their programs in Chino.
The City of Chino wanted to maintain the community’s “low-rise, suburban” character, and the visual impact of the facility on the surrounding community was important to the ultimate acceptance of the design. Mission tile roofs, balconies and generous landscaping help to fit the building into its suburban setting.
In addition to the 84 housing units for low-income senior citizens and disabled persons, the building contains meeting spaces for the community and a kitchen which allows the Steelworkers to operate a limited meals program for the elderly and disabled within the City of Chino.