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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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