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

2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) & Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Grants

On behalf of the City of Ithaca, the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA) reviewed proposals it received for projects to be included in the City’s draft 2017 Annual Action Plan. Approximately $900,000 in combined CDBG and HOME funding is expected to be available. Community groups, businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals were all invited to submit proposals for projects to be funded through these programs. The official 2017 Action Plan Schedule can be accessed via the link below, as well as the Draft FY2017 Action Plan, adopted on April 13, 2017.

2017 Funding Applications

  1. 01 - Lakeview Ithaca - Lakeview Health Services - Housing Application/Attachments
  2. 02 - Chartwell House - Tompkins Community Action - Housing Application/Attachments
  3. 03 - Homeowner Rehab - INHS - Housing Application/Attachments
  4. 04 - 402 S. Cayuga Street - Habitat for Humanity - Housing Application/Attachments
  5. 05 - Housing Scholarships - The Learning Web - Housing Application/Attachments
  6. 06 - Security Deposit Assistance - Catholic Charities - Housing Application/Attachments
  7. 07 - Mini-Repair - INHS - Housing Application/Attachments
  8. 08 - Hospitality Employment Training - Economic Development Application/Attachments
  9. 09 - Ithaca ReUse Ctr. Expansion - Finger Lakes ReUse - Economic Development Application/Attachments
  10. 10 - Gianellis Child Care Center - TCAction - Economic Development Application/Attachments
  11. 11 - Work Preserve: Job Placements - Historic Ihaca - Economic Development Application/Attachments
  12. 12 - Food Entrepreneurship - Cornell Cooperative Ext. - Economic Development Application/Attachments
  13. 13 - Urban Bus Stop - TCAT - Public Facilities-Infrastructure Application (TEXT ONLY)
  14. 13 - Urban Bus Stop - TCAT - Public Facilities-Infrastructure Application/Attachments
  15. 14 - Heating & Roofing - DICC - Public Facilities-Infrastructure Application/Attachments
  16. 15 - Conley Park Pavilion - Daniel Krall - Public Facilities-Infrastructure Application/Attachments
  17. 16 - Immigrant Services - Catholic Charities - Public Services Application/Attachments
  18. 17 - Easy Access Carshare - Ithaca Carshare - Public Services Application/Attachments
  19. 18 - ReSET Job Training Apprenticesh. - Finger Lakes ReUse - Public Services Application/Attachments
  20. 19 - Work Preserve: Job Readiness - Historic Ithaca - Public Services Application/Attachments
  21. 20 - 2-1-1 Program - Human Services Coalition - Public Services Application/Attachments
  22. 21 - A Place to Stay - Catholic Charities - Public Services Application/Attachments
  23. 22 - A+ Tuition Assistance - BJM Enrichment Program - Public Services Application/Attachments
  24. 23 - Big Brothers Big Sisters - Ithaca Youth Bureau - Public Services Application/Attachments
  25. 24 - Housing for School Success - ICSD - Public Services Application/Attachments
  26. 25 - Security Deposits: Delivery - Catholic Charities - Public Services Application/Attachments
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.