Our Latest News



June 2023 – Some moments from our amazing Meet and Greet event at Swan Lake Village! Special shout out to Taylor Thomas and her team, including Sharon Mathis and Vivianne Vonador, as well as the Carteret Management Team, including Wendy Brown and Peter Nelson, for making this beautiful event possible!


June 29 2023 – See CASL on ABC7 My Suncoast News as they cover CASL’s involvement in the “Friendliest Catch Fishing Tournament,” a charity event for adults and children with developmental disabilities.


January 28 2023 – CASL and Blue Sky Communities were awarded the Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for their partnership in the Fairlawn Village community development. CASL and Blue Sky Communities were presented with the national award in Washington DC after being nominated for the prestigious award by the City of Orlando.



January 19, 2023 – See CASL in ABC7 as Rick Adams shares the work CASL is doing in Sarasota to support unhoused people, as well as people with disabilities, as housing prices continue to rise.



November 30, 2022 – See CASL in SRQ Magazine as we share the new support CASL is receiving from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation in the form of a grant to go towards CASL’s Transition Program.


August 5, 2022 – See CASL on SNN News as we received a 1.5 million dollar check from State Senator Joe Gruters and Representative Fiona McFarland to maintain and develop CASL’s properties throughout the state.


June 29, 2022 – See CASL in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune about affordable housing at MLK and Tuttle in Sarasota, including a grocery store, pharmacy, medical clinic, and wrap-around services for families, such as childcare and afterschool centers.

~ 114+ acre parcel of land

~ 370+ affordable rental units


May 27-29, 2022 – The 24th Annual Family Café, Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Orlando. CASL was one of the session speakers on the topic of supportive housing.


May 27-29, 2022 – Governor DeSantis was the keynote speaker, which focused on information learning, legislative advocacy, and networking for people with developmental disabilities and their families, the largest event of its kind in Florida.

May 25, 2022 – Meagan Miller at ABC 7 News Fort Myers featured CASL and Blue Sky Communities in a news segment on affordable housing.


May 03, 2022– PJ Brooks, COO of CASL, shares his thoughts with ABC Action News this week about how CASL has seen a greater demand for affordable housing.

January 20, 2022– SNN, The Suncoast News Network, ran a story about CASL! Listen to PJ Brooks, CASL’s COO, and other officials about working together to help former inmates re-enter society.


January 19, 2022– CASL in a Sarasota Magazine article about the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s $156,000 grant CASL received for the Transitions program.

March 2020– Virtual tour of Arbor Village, Sarasota, FL, opened in March 2020 and offers affordable supportive housing for adults with disabling conditions.


October 2018– Here’s the SHIFTS Program in action, working to reduce homelessness within the community. Our case managers at CASL help support individuals transitioning from homelessness to the community.