Community Development Corporation of Long Island

We Invest in Your Dreams


Homeownership Center

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, a renter dreaming of homeownership, or a homeowner in need of home maintenance assistance and training, CDCLI can help. We offer grants, loans, training and other assistance to help you gain financial independence and to achieve your dreams. We have several programs to suit your needs.

Rental Housing Assistance

The Housing Choice Voucher program provides rental assistance to low-income families through Federal funds.

Real Estate Development

CDCLI is dedicated to increasing affordable housing opportunities throughout Long Island that meet each community’s needs. Wherever there is opportunity and community support, CDCLI  works with residents, government officials, community leaders and other partners to accomplish affordable housing development.

Healthy Homes Pilot Program

Community Development Corporation of Long Island and key partners have long observed the positive benefits of affordable, good quality, and stable housing on client health. We have had the opportunity to bring about positive health outcomes for many clients in our weatherization and home rehabilitation programs, senior rental homes, and tenants under the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Program.

Home Improvement Program

The Home Improvement Program helps lower income home owners to make repairs to their homes. The Program is funded by the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation. Grants, deferred payment loans and low interest loans are available to those who qualify.


The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Energy Services Bureau. A free program provided to low-income Long Islanders, especially the elderly and disabled, to make their homes more energy efficient.

CDCLI Announces Selection of New President and CEO

Centereach NY- Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) today announced the appointment of Gwen O’Shea as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 27, 2017.

As President & CEO of CDCLI, Ms. O’Shea will lead a 48-year old community development corporation that serves Long...


NYS Funding Announced for CDCLI

New York State has just announced $62 million in new funding to Long Island in support of building projects and business expansions.  Among the awards is a grant of $500,000 from Empire State Development for CDCLI and our development partner, the Albanese Organization, to construct infrastructure related to Wyandanch Rising Building E, a mixed-use building that will contain 124 units...