Urban Renewal Agency


The Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency (MVURA) is responsible for the administration and implementation of projects funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  

In addition, the City also receives Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to address the needs of the homeless.

Mission Statement

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.

URA Programs

Mayor’s Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Mayor’s Scholarship Program. Based on the availability of grant funding, the City and the Mayor are dedicated to supporting the academic achievement of students. Please refer to this web page and other notices from the Mayor’s office for when the next round of applications are open.

Community Development Block Grant Program

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.

Home Investment Partnerships Program

Uses Federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to expand the supply of decent, safe, and affordable housing within the City.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Program

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.

Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The City of Mount Vernon is requesting proposals for the 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Annual Funds and Emergency Solutions Grant Covid-19 funds (ESG-CV).  

Financial Navigators Program

In partnership with the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard and Urban League of Westchester have launched a Financial Navigator program to help Mount Vernon residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact Us

Reports & Forms

URA ByLaws

URA Revised ByLaws

URA Enabling Statue

URA Organizational Chart

URA Board of Directors

Click here for URA Agenda & Meeting Minutes 


2021 Board Meeting Schedule

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

2019 Amended Board Meeting Schedule


2019 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan

2018 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan  

2017 Draft CDBG Annual Action Plan

2016 CDBG Annual Action Plan

2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan

2013 CDBG Amended Annual Action Plan

2012 CDBG Annual Action Plan

2011 CDBG Annual Action Plan


CMVNY Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policy 

CMVNY Procurement Policy

CMVNY Procurement Policy 

CMVNY Procurement Legislation

Planning Department/MVURA Grants Manual/Policies & Procedures 


2020-2024 Draft Consolidated Plan

2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

2010 – 2014 Consolidated Plan


2020-2024 Plan


Draft 2020 Citizen Participation Plan


Draft FY 2019 CAPER Report

FY 2018 CAPER Report

FY 2017 CAPER Report

FY 2016 CAPER Report


2021 Urban Renewal Agency Budget Report

2016 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements – COC, CDBG, and HOME 

2016 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements – HOPWA

2016 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements 

2012 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements

2011 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements


Properties Owned by the URA 


URA Organizational Assessment Report

Public Notices

2020 Citizen Participation Plan

FY 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)


URA Hearings - Questions from the Public