The Urban Renewal Agency administers several federally funded programs for the City of Mount Vernon. Amongst the programs that the Urban Renewal Agency administers are the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership program (HOME), and Continuum of Care Program (CoC).
It is the mission of the Agency to accomplish its goals of eliminating substandard and unsanitary conditions and areas, and revitalizing municipally designated distressed areas; promoting redevelopment of these areas with safe, sanitary and economically viable residential, non-residential, commercial; and industrial properties and uses; and enabling in these areas the redevelopment of, conservation, restoration or improvements of private and public facilities and infrastructure in a manner benefiting the citizens, residents, businesses, government and community objectives of the City of Mount Vernon, New York. All in accordance with the provisions pertaining to urban renewal agencies contained in the New York General Municipal Law.
Provides scholarships for City youth attending university on an annual basis based on merit in an annual open application process.
Provides community development funds to city based qualifying agencies to strengthen public safety, invest in youth through employment job training programs, after school and athletic programs. Preserve and develop new affordable housing. Provide foreclosure prevention counseling to at-risk residents especially seniors.
Uses Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to expand the supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing within the City.
The purpose of the Mount Vernon Continuum of Care Program is to assist in the coordination and development of services and housing for homeless and low income persons with housing needs.
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