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CDLI's Commitment to Safe, Affordable, and Fair Housing on Long Island

April marks Fair Housing Month, a time to commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act and

reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal housing opportunities for all. At CDLI (Community Development Long Island), we recognize the importance of fair housing in creating vibrant, inclusive communities. We are proud to work tirelessly to advance fair housing principles and provide safe, affordable, and equitable housing solutions on Long Island.

The Significance of Fair Housing

Fair housing is not just a legal obligation; it is a fundamental human right. The Fair Housing Act, enacted in 1968, prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. This landmark legislation paved the way for greater equality in housing access and opportunity, yet challenges persist. Today, we continue to confront issues of housing discrimination, segregation, and inequity, underscoring the ongoing need for advocacy and action.

CDLI's Mission: Creating Safe, Affordable, and Fair Housing Solutions

At CDLI, we are deeply committed to advancing fair housing principles and ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and fair housing. Our mission is rooted in the belief that housing is a basic human right and a cornerstone of community well-being. Through our comprehensive programs and initiatives, we strive to address the diverse housing needs of individuals and families across Long Island.

Our Approach to Fair Housing

CDLI employs a multifaceted approach to advancing fair housing, encompassing:

  1. Affordable Housing Development: We collaborate with partners to develop affordable housing projects that meet the needs of underserved communities. By increasing the supply of affordable housing, we help address housing affordability challenges and promote socioeconomic diversity. We are proud to adhere to fair housing principles in all of the housing we build, rent and sell.

  2. Financial Assistance Programs: Through our lending programs and financial assistance initiatives, we provide support to low- and moderate-income individuals and families seeking to achieve homeownership or access affordable rental housing.

  3. Fair Housing Education and Outreach: We include fair housing information in our outreach and educational initiatives to raise awareness about fair housing rights and responsibilities. By empowering individuals with knowledge, we aim to combat discrimination and promote inclusive communities.

  4. Community Engagement: We actively engage with community stakeholders, advocacy groups, and policymakers to promote fair housing policies and initiatives. By fostering collaboration and dialogue, we seek to address systemic barriers and create lasting change.

Empowering Communities Through Fair Housing

Fair housing is not just a legal mandate; it is a catalyst for social justice and community empowerment. By championing fair housing principles, CDLI strives to create a more equitable society where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. We believe that by working together, we can build stronger, more inclusive communities where everyone has a place to call home.

Join Us in Celebrating Fair Housing Month

As we commemorate Fair Housing Month, let us reaffirm our commitment to fair housing and social equity. Together, we can create a future where housing is accessible, affordable, and fair for all. Join CDLI in our mission to build safe, inclusive communities on Long Island and beyond.

Let's make fair housing a reality for everyone.

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