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 is dedicated to providing success in housing and finances to families, individuals, and communities through multi-faceted housing solutions so they can foster and maintain vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities.
Who We Are
Community Development of Long Island (CDLI), a regional non-profit 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. CDLI is a regional and national leader in community development, employs more than 115 people, serves both Nassau and Suffolk counties and Brooklyn, and provides a variety of programs and services that address the dynamic challenges faced by those who live and work on Long Island.
CDLI is committed to making dreams of long-term economic stability come true. As a chartered member of NeighborWorks®, CDLI is certified to meet a high standard of fiscal integrity and service performance to assist local residents in achieving their dreams, and is recognized by NeighborWorks® as an “exemplary organization.” CDLI is also a certified “Green Organization.”
CDLI is a significant force for revitalizing and building strong communities, because home matters for all people. CDLI'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.