Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA)

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

Mission Statement
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.