The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) works to improve the economic, social and physical characteristics of the low/moderate income neighborhoods of the City and is responsible for the following activities:
administration of the City's HUD Entitlement grant
issuance of loans for affordable housing and business job creation
sale of land for public/private partnership urban renewal projects
management of the Cherry Street Industrial Park
development of grant applications
The Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency secures and manages resources to improve the social, physical and economic characteristics of the City of Ithaca by expanding access to quality affordable housing, strengthening neighborhoods and the local economy, and supporting other community development activities.