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Community Development Long Island (CDLI) Awarded Major Grants for Access To Home & RESTORE Programs by New York State Homes & Community Renewal

CDLI Receives $300,000 for Access To Home and $500,000 for RESTORE, Showcasing Team’s Expertise with Aging-in-Place Specialization

Long Island, NY – Community Development Long Island (CDLI) is thrilled to announce two recent grant awards from New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR): Access To Home program-$300,000 and the RESTORE program-$500,000. These are the largest awards CDLI has secured for these initiatives, demonstrating our dedication to and our ability to improve the lives of Long Island's differently abled and senior residents.

18.1% of Long Island’s population is 65 and over representing over 500,000 Long Island residents.  Close to 17%--just under 500,000, Long Island residents are differently abled. These demographics highlight the growing need for home modifications, which CDLI specializes in, supporting the  seniors and those differently abled the comfort and cost savings of living independently.

The Access To Home program offers modifications for financially constrained differently abled individuals, focusing on enhancing the safety and comfort of their homes. The RESTORE program provides emergency repairs and safety improvements for elderly homeowners.  

CDLI’s ability to secure funds such as these is driven in part by the needs of Long Island residents and communities, but also by having the highest caliber of team members able to execute and deliver on program goals. CDLI is proud that its team members leading on these efforts, William Achnitz and Michael DiMarcantonio, are Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS), a designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Their CAPS training equips them to design and modify homes for the aging and those differently abled.

Anyone interested in applying for funds or assisting someone with the application process can find details about these programs on CDLI’s website,, or by contacting the Home Improvement & Optimization Department.

We thank HCR for their continued support and confidence in CDLI. These grants are a significant contribution towards our efforts in serving the Long Island region. We remain dedicated to effectively utilizing these resources to make a lasting and positive impact in our communities.

For further details, please contact

(631) 904-0985 or

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