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About CDLI

Community Development Long Island (CDLI) is the only full-service collection of community development entities: CDLI Parent Corporation; CDCLI Funding Corporation, a Certified Community Development Financial Institution; and CDCLI Housing Development Corporation.


CDLI is not just an organization; we are a movement towards long-term economic stability for all.

Join us in building a future where home matters for everyone.



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

Who We Are

Community Development Long Island (CDLI), a regional nonprofit organization, was founded in 1969 by government, business, and civic leaders on Long Island who came together to address the growing demand for affordable housing. That strong tri-sector support continues today. We believe the one place that creates the greatest stability for all people is home, and everyone deserves the right to have one in a safe, supportive neighborhood of their choosing. CDLI serves Long Island’s most marginalized and compromised residents, and has continuously challenged itself to ensure it is the go-to organization for all things home with a focus on furthering fair housing goals and integration.

As an exemplary chartered member of NeighborWorks America – and the only NeighborWorks Organization on Long Island – CDLI is a nationally connected, locally focused organization, working to revitalize and build strong communities.

The organization meets a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance, and its team of over 115 highly committed, community-centered professionals collectively manage a variety of programs across several areas of focus that address the dynamic challenges faced by those who live and work on Long Island. CDLI serves more than 25,000 individuals each year in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

CDLI is committed to Community Development and Housing for All, Economic Stability, and Advocacy because home matters for all people. The organization’s planning, decision-making, and programming nurture resident leadership and community ownership, inclusive community norms, and deep respect across racial, ethnic, and cultural differences. As an organization, we celebrate diversity, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our team members, our customers, and our community.

Who We Are
Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Board of DIrectors

Council of Advisors

Council of Advisors