$327,000 FCLF loan
Acquisition loan for 2 adjacent homes
Supportive services for up to 20 individuals
In southwest Florida approximately 20,000 households include one or more individual with a disability, and more than 50% of their income is spent on housing. The area needs more than 1400 additional housing units to meet the needs of disabled community members.
Community Assisted and Supported Living, CASL, provides affordable housing and needed services to adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or substance abuse problems. Serving 5 Florida counties – Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier – CASL serves 350+ clients with low or very low incomes. Licensed case workers and coaches work with residents to provide living skills training, personal hygiene, medication management, and other assistance.
With financing from Florida Community Loan Fund, CASL purchased 2 homes that will 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 will improve the neighborhood, as the two homes had been vacant for a year.
For more information, visit www.caslcare.org.