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Larkin Place is an integrated permanent supportive workforce housing project in Elgin, Illinois that uses “New Urbanist” design principles to create a special, historically charged “sense of place.” The development consists of 48 units in 12 new-construction, multifamily apartment buildings, as well as the preservation and historic reuse of the former Larkin Center.


Developed by Full Circle Communities, it serves populations with special needs, and working families, and a broad range of Elgin renters in need of affordable housing.

The historic Larkin Center built in 1912 as an orphanage and now an Elgin landmark listed on the National Historic Register, gets new life as the focus of this supportive residential development.


The Larkin Center building and a smaller historic building nearby have been renovated in accordance with National Registry standards and now include apartments, community rooms, fitness center, library / study room, computer lab, laundry, storage and office space for the Association for Individual Development, with a full-time resident coordinator on site to help residents with financial counseling, tax preparation and connections to first-time home buyer programs for working families.

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