Community Development Corporation of LI

hrough the comprehensive services of CDCLI's NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership centers, individuals gain the skills, education and knowledge needed to both attain and sustain stability and homeownership. CDCLI's Home Maintenance Training Program (HMTP) is a multi-class, hands-on training workshop, focusing on home repair projects that homeowners can complete themselves. Projects include:
Sheetrock replacement/repair
Taping & spackling
Plumbing repair
Electrical safety
Ceramic tile layout & installation
Marianne Garvin, CDCLI's President & CEO, said "The work of our NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Centers is critical to assisting low- and moderate- income families in achieving their dreams of buying a home of their own, and in assisting people who have been hard hit by the economy in retaining their homes. New York Community Bank Foundation understands the unique challenges of the home.
Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) broke ground recently on a new affordable home in North Amityville.  The 3 bedroom, 1½ bathroom house is being constructed on a tax foreclosed lot that was donated by Suffolk County under the 72-H program.  The purchase price of the home will be subsidized by the Town of Babylon, using federal HOME dollars, and by the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation.  The house will be energy efficient and green, fostering long-term savings and a healthy living environment.