CASL - Community Assisted and Supported Living

CASL Home ExteriorSOUTHWEST REGION
$847,000 FCLF financing (3 loans)
Acquisition & rehab loans
Supportive housing & services for up to 52 individuals

"People who have a disabling condition should be afforded the same opportunity for the American Dream. By providing quality, affordable housing, people who are disabled or homeless can aspire to do great things as valued members of our community." – Scott Eller, CEO


A safe and stable place to live is essential, particularly for those who are experiencing homelessness as a result of mental health issues. Through independent and supportive housing programs, individuals are able to access the resources they need to live independently. By sharing a home with peers, individual residents can build a strong social network and, in turn, maximize their independence.

Community Assisted and Supported Living, CASL, provides safe, supportive, and affordable housing and needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or substance abuse problems. The organization also focuses on disabled veterans and homeless families and individuals. Serving 7 Florida counties CASL serves 600+ clients withhousing and supportive services. CASL homes are integrated in the community, and honor the residents' privacy to reduce stigmas and maximize individual success. CASL homes are tailored to support the individual needs, with licensed case workers and coaches who work with residents to provide living skills, personal hygiene training, medication management, and other assistance.

With financing from Florida Community Loan Fund, in 2016 CASL purchased 2 homes that provide 19-20 individuals with affordable, independent housing in a home setting, with additional services provided on site. In addition to providing housing and services, this project improves the neighborhood, as the two homes had been vacant for a year.

With additional FCLF financing in 2021, CASL purchased a home in Pinellas County with surrounding vacant land. The home will be renovated into supportive living apartments. The land will be developed into 6 or 7 additional structures, housing a total of 32 individuals with disabilities upon completion. The new community will be known as Independence Place, and will provide support and services through on-site staff. Additional funding for the project will come from public sources through the State of Florida PLP Loan and SAIL program.

FCLF also provided CASL with emergency financing for hurricane repairs in 2017.

For more information, visit www.caslinc.org.

Pictured above, a CASL supportive living facility. Below, formerly homeless individuals now live in CASL supportive housing.

CASL Residents SW Florida

“Expanding our facility with NMTC financing provides the Overtown community resources necessary to provide a fighting chance to break down barriers and break the cycles of poverty.” – Tina Brown, CEO

Overtown Youth Center

"Our relationship with FCLF provides the capital to achieve long-lasting impact." – Terri Murray, Exec Dir

Neighborhood Renaissance

"FCLF plays a significant role in sustaining vibrant and thriving communities. We are pleased to support your ongoing community based efforts." – Ernie Diaz, South Florida Market President

TD Charitable Foundation

“Our partnership with FCLF makes an enormous difference in overcoming the challenge of providing affordable housing." – Jo Ann Nesbitt, President/CEO

St. Jude Great Commission CDC

“Thanks to FCLF we’re able to provide brand-new safe, affordable homes for 90 families in a sustainable mixed-use, mixed-income community." – Mitchell Rosenstein, Founder & Principal

Green Mills Group

“The partnership with FCLF is very exciting for us – an essential component in providing greater access to fresh healthy food in downtown New Port Richey.” – Jeff Wright, Owner

Wright's Natural Market

"We commend the important work of your organization, are glad to support its efforts." – Beverly Dabney

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

"FCLF demonstrates a mission-oriented philosophy that is compatible and supportive, broadens our platform and deepens our portfolio of products and services." – Kent Adcock, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter

“The collaboration with FCLF and using NMTC financing allows us to bring the most ambitious projects to life to benefit the communities we serve.” – Elodie Dorso, President & CEO

Community Health Centers of Pinellas

"FCLF shows a clear strategy and demonstrated evidence of addressing prevalent community needs." – J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director, Corp Responsibility

BBVA Compass

“FCLF will help us have significant ongoing impact in West Lakes as we help families set roots in this community.” – Camille Reynolds, Executive Director

Hannibal Square CLT

"The Fathers Table Foundation appreciates the services FCLF provides and the impact on the communities you serve. We believe in your organization and your mission." – Dan Gilardi, President

Fathers Table Foundation

“FCLF addresses local community needs, which aligns with our core values. We appreciate your commitment to our communities.” – Mellissa Slover-Athey, Comm Reinv Ofcr

CenterState Bank

"Trinity Health is happy to partner with FCLF. We look forward to seeing the impact in the communities you serve." – Sr. Kathleen Coll, SSJ, Administrator, Shareholder Advocacy

Trinity Health

"FCLF is a difference maker! Their team provides solutions to bring about real change in a community." – Tim Marks, President & CEO

Metropolitan Ministries

“We are proud to partner with FCLF on this project, which expands access to innovative, quality, comprehensive primary healthcare in our communities.” – Annie Neasman, President & CEO

Jessie Trice Community Health

"FCLF has proven its community impact and hard work. We are proud to partner with FCLF." – Leslie Watson, Analyst, Community Investments

Dignity Health

"Our partnership with FCLF helps the American Dream of homeownership come true." – Michael Roberts, Exec Dir

R.E.A.C.H.

“Thank you so very much for the exceptional services. We truly value FCLF’s contributions to furthering our mission." – Michael L. Bean, CEO

Housing Authority of Brevard County

"BankUnited understands the challenges facing our communities; we applaud FCLF's efforts. Thank you for making our community a better place to live." – Katrina Wright, VP Comm. Dev.

BankUnited

Core Purpose FCLF exists to maximize opportunities for people and places outside of the economic mainstream.
Our Vision Opportunity and dignity exist for every person and community in Florida.
Our Mission Our expertise and capital make projects successful and help organizations improve lives and communities.