Community Development Corporation of Long Island

We Invest in Your Dreams


About Us

Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is committed to making dreams of long term economic stability come true. Whether one dreams of owning a home, sustaining affordable homeownership, or acquiring financial management skills, we can help make one’s dream a reality.

We understand the trends and dynamics which affect and shape Long Island. More importantly, we understand our clients’ ever-changing needs. Supporting clients through innovative programs and services is the most valuable service CDCLI can provide and our accomplishments are felt throughout the Long Island community.

CDCLI is a HUD certified housing agency since 1997.  As a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, CDCLI is certified to meet a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance to assist local residents to achieve their dreams, and is recognized by NeighborWorks® as an “exemplary organization.”

History: In 1969, a group of concerned Long Islanders came together to address the growing demand for nondiscriminatory affordable housing opportunities.  45 years later, CDCLI employs over 80 people, serves both Nassau and Suffolk counties, and provides a variety of programs and services that address the dynamic challenges faced by those who live and work on Long Island.

Mission: CDCLI invests in the housing and economic aspirations of individuals and families by providing solutions that foster and maintain vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities.

Vision: CDCLI is a significant force for revitalizing and building strong communities because home matters for all people.

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