Home Improvements & Going Green

CDCLI is committed to supporting both renters and homeowners in attaining and sustaining homes that are healthy, safe, energy efficient and affordable.

We achieve this by optimizing the impact we can have through the following programs. Please click on a program’s heading for further information.

Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a free program provided to income-eligible renters and homeowners on Long Island, especially the elderly and disabled, to make their homes more energy efficient. Potential improvements include insulation, weather stripping, air sealing, boiler/furnace upgrades, and energy efficient windows and doors. The work is determined by an energy audit conducted by one of our BPI-certified building analysts using a variety of tests and tools that determine the most cost-effective means of reducing energy consumption in the dwelling.

Clean Energy Communities

Under the New York State Clean Energy Communities (CEC) Program, CDCLI works with local governments on Long Island to implement clean energy actions that help them save on energy costs while also creating local jobs, and improving the environment. In addition to providing tools, resources, and technical assistance, the program recognizes and rewards leadership for the completion of clean energy projects.

Home Maintenance Training

The CDCLI Home Maintenance Training Program is a 7 week “hands-on” home repair course. Attendees will learn basic home maintenance tips such as spackling, painting, sheet rocking, tiling, electrical safety, and energy conservation.

Home Improvements

Helps homeowners living on Long Island resources to make repairs and improvements to their home. CDCLI offers both deferred grants and loans to assist homeowners with home improvement needs. Whether you need to make basic repairs, upgrade an electrical system, have an emergency repair or remodel your kitchen, we have a program for you!