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Modern. Accessible.

Who We Are

CDS Housing, a CDS Life Transitions company, offers high-quality, accessible, and affordable community-based housing to members of our community. From families to veterans, CDS Housing is a community to call your own.

CDS Housing was the first of its kind in New York State: a non-profit committed to building affordable housing which also provides supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and veterans.

What Makes CDS Housing Unique

    • State-of-the-art, inclusive housing
    • Modern amenities
    • Comfort and Security
    • On-site socialization, entertainment, and events
    • Community-based setting
    • Convenient Locations

Ready to make a difference?

CDS Life Transitions is always looking for compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our growing team.

Our Team

  • Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth
    Sankar Sewnauth, MPA
    President & CEO
    Sankar Sewnauth serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDS Life Transitions. He began his career working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as a direct support professional and has held a variety of leadership positions since joining the Agency in 1989. He is responsible for the overall strategic vision, growth, leadership and administration of more than 750 people employed across 22-counties in New York State. Under his leadership, CDS Life Transitions has grown into one of the largest, most diversified, high quality run not-for-profits in New York State.
  • Mark Curletta
    Mark Curletta
    Mark Curletta, CPA, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer
    Mark Curletta is the Chief Operating Officer for CDS Life Transitions and provides leadership, management, and oversight to ensure operational procedures, systems, and functions are in place to facilitate growth, financial controls and started his career with CDSLT in finance. Since, Mark has been a major contributor to every major growth area of the company. He has extensive experience in finance and also oversees all of the CDS Housing developments.
  • Ray Wetherbee
    Ray Wetherbee
    Ray Wetherbee
    Director of Housing Development
    Ray Wetherbee has been with CDS Housing since 2014. He has more than 14 years of experience developing affordable and market rate multifamily housing communities.
  • Justin Mirando
    Justin Mirando
    Justin Mirando
    Director of Facilities & Housing Development
    Justin Mirando has been with CDS Life Transitions for 15 years. He oversees all facilities for CDS Life Transitions and works closely with CDS Housing for site selection and construction.
  • Luz Espiritusanto
    Luz Espiritusanto
    Luz Espiritusanto
    Project Manager
    Luz Espiritusanto has been with CDS Housing since 2017. She has worked in Real Estate since 2004 in various capacities.
  • Zach Romano
    Zach Romano
    Zach Romano
    Development Finance Coordinator
    Zach Romano joined CDS Housing in 2018. He has more than 5 years of experience in finance and real estate.

The Time to Start Living an Independent and Fulfilled Life is Now.

Get in touch to learn more about what CDS Housing can do for you and your family.