Full Circle believes that housing is the foundation on which lives are built. Education, employment, health and well-being — all of these are improved when housing is stable and secure, and all are jeopardized when access to housing is threatened.
We also recognize that housing itself is not always enough. Many of our residents and our communities need a little extra help with activities of daily living, with connections to supportive services, or perhaps getting to the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment.
Out of these two core concepts — providing housing with an array of services — Full Circle was born. Full Circle’s model: Create and preserve affordable housing, and dedicate at least 75% of our economics to the provision of services for our residents.
Full Circle was formed in 1999, and in 2002 we were provided an opportunity to put our model to the test, when we acquired the Goodlette Arms Apartments, a 250-unit, affordable apartment community for persons 62 years of age or older, located in Naples, Florida.
Full Circle’s model worked: where once seniors were homebound, or isolated from the larger community, they now had access to free van and transportation services daily. An on-site service coordinator paired residents with needed services like housekeeping, meal delivery, medical screenings, and physical and social recreation activities, all at little or no cost to the residents. And where the need for more affordable rents were most pressing, Full Circle committed its own funds to keeping residents in place.
The Company now owns more than 650 units in three states. Full Circle has an average service budget of over $800,000 per year, none of which is reliant upon grants or fundraisers,these service budgets are and all of which is dedicated to Full Circle’s goal of making housing a firm foundation for life, and the company’s properties into communities that both house and support their residents.