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Affordable Apartments at Lawrence & Austin near completion- high demand

JEFFERSON PARK — A Far Northwest Side affordable housing development for veterans, people with disabilities and families is ready to welcome residents — and is already in high demand.

The project by Full Circle Communities broke ground in October 2021, developing two four-story buildings with 48 one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

The two buildings at 6009 and 6017 W. Lawrence Ave. — with 22 units in the former and 26 in the latter — could have residents move in this month, company officials said.

More than 400 people applied to live in the buildings, and about half have indicated they are a veteran or people with a disability, said Lindsey Haines, senior vice president of Full Circle Communities.

The company is going through applications to narrow them down and choose the tenants, Haines said.

“We are actively approving applicants and signing leases for Lawrence and Austin, so move-in dates depend on what works for individual tenants,” Haines said.

The buildings are designed by Canopy Architecture+Design and will include on-site management, a library, computer room, community room and on-site services to help families coordinate access to benefits, health and wellness services, employment services and financial counseling.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Block Club Chicago

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