Urban Renewal Agency


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).

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

Provides scholarships for City youth attending university on an annual basis based on merit in an annual open application process.

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.

Federally Funded
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Reports & Forms
Meeting Notices, Agendas and Minutes
Contact Us


Reports & Forms

URA ByLaws

URA Revised ByLaws

URA Enabling Statue

URA Organizational Chart

URA Board of Directors


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


Draft 2020 cpp plan


Draft FY 2019 CAPER Report

FY 2018 CAPER Report

FY 2017 CAPER Report

FY 2016 CAPER Report


2012 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements

2011 Urban Renewal Agency Financial Statements


2020 Board Meeting Schedule

2019 Amended Board Meeting Schedule


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