Urban Renewal Agency (URA)


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.