CDCLI is a significant force for revitalizing and building strong communities, because home matters for all people. CDCLI’s mission is to invest in the housing and economic aspirations of individuals and families by providing solutions that foster and maintain vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities. Our tagline, “We Invest in Your Dreams,” captures the spirit and passion of this remarkable organization of committed employees, board members, and partners.
Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments
In Fiscal Year 2016, CDCLI served over 19,000 Long Islanders, and invested more than $134 million into our communities. Since our founding, CDCLI has assisted more than 200,000 Long Islanders and invested $1.3 billion into our communities.
Rental subsidies were provided for 5,631 households, allowing approximately 13,000 individuals to live in safe and secure housing. We are able to properly shelter children, the elderly, the disabled, and veterans with our rental assistance program.
Homebuyer Education was provided to 278 families, and 45 families successfully purchased their first homes, contributing $11.1 million in bank mortgages. 225 individuals graduated from Financial Fitness, Health, and Wealth, and 169 enrolled in Financial Coaching for long-term guidance. 748 distressed homeowners received counseling under our Homeowner Preservation Services, with 98 foreclosures prevented. 30 homeowners learned the basics of home repair and maintenance by completing the Home Maintenance Training Program.
As part of our Weatherization and Green Initiatives, 528 homes and apartments received energy conservation and other improvements, reducing annual energy use by $211,200. 38 additional homes were weatherized under the EmPower program. In addition, 45 public presentations were made to educate businesses and the public on energy efficiency initiatives.
The second and final phase of Wincoram Commons was completed, adding 78 multifamily affordable rental units to our portfolio. 60 single low- and moderate-income family homeowners had critical repairs made to their homes under our home improvement programs using over $1 million in New York State grants.
Finally, as part of the Healthy Homes pilot program in Hempstead, 105 surveys were completed to assess the health needs of Hempstead Housing Authority residents, and 10 single family units were rehabilitated to improve health and safety conditions, including barriers to accessibility.