Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency (IURA)

The IURA works to improve the economic, social, and physical characteristics of low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods in the City and is responsible for: (1) administration of City's HUD Entitlement Grant; (2) issuing loans for affordable housing and job-creating businesses; (3) sale of land for public/private-partnership urban renewal projects; (4) management of Cherry Street Industrial Park; and (5) 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. The IURA is committed to carrying out its mission in an equitable and sustainable manner, and to build and maintain an inclusive community with the input of the people and organizations we serve. Complete Mission Statement: IURA Mission Statement (PDF).

CITY OF ITHACA

ITHACA URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY (IURA)

 

Call for Proposals &

Notice of Public Input Meetings

 

The IURA requested funding proposals to address community development needs through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.  In 2024, approximately $622,000 in CDBG and $317,000 in HOME funds are anticipated to be available for affordable housing, public facilities/infrastructure, economic development, and public services projects.  Projects must principally benefit low- and moderate-income people, or remove slum/blighting conditions in the City of Ithaca.  Interested individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations were urged to submit funding proposals.  The submission deadline for receipt of all proposals was:  12:00 p.m./Noon, January 31, 2024. (All proposals received are listed further below.)


2024 HUD Consolidated Plan & Action Plan Schedule

2024 IURA Public Hearing Speaker Schedule

2024 IURA Funding Applications Chart

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED

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  1. 01 - INHS - The Beacon - Application - Housing
  2. 01 - INHS - The Beacon - Application Attachments - Housing
  3. 02 - INHS - 113-115 Cleveland Ave. - Application - Housing
  4. 02 - INHS - 113-115 Cleveland Ave. - Application Attachments - Housing
  5. 03 - Learning Web - Housing Scholarships - Application - Housing
  6. 03 - Learning Web - Housing Scholarships - Application Attachments - Housing
  7. 04 - INHS - Minor Repair - Application - Housing
  8. 04 - INHS - Minor Repair - Application Attachments - Housing
  9. 05 - Catholic Charities - Security Deposit Assistance - Application - Housing
  10. 05 - Catholic Charities - Security Deposit Assistance - Application Attachments - Housing
  11. 06 - Rehabiliation Support Services - The Meadow on Seneca - Application - Housing
  12. 06 - Rehabiliation Support Services - The Meadow on Seneca - Application Attachments - Housing
  13. 07 - Black Hands Universal - Career and Resources Program - Application - Economic Development
  14. 07 - Black Hands Universal - Career and Resources Program - Application Attachments - Economic Development
  15. 08 - Finger Lakes ReUse - Expanded ReUse Training Opportunities - Application - Economic Development
  16. 08 - Finger Lakes ReUse - Expanded ReUse Training Opportunities - Application Attachments - Economic Development
  17. 09 - GIAC - HETP - Application - Economic Development
  18. 09 - GIAC - HETP - Application Attachments - Economic Development
  19. 10 - Historic Ithaca - Work Preserve Job Training - Job Placement - Application - Economic Development
  20. 10 - Historic Ithaca - Work Preserve Job Training - Job Placement - Application Attachments - Economic Development
  21. 11 - City of Ithaca - 200 Cecil A. Malone Dr. Pedestrian Improvements - Application - Public Facilities
  22. 11 - City of Ithaca - 200 Cecil A. Malone Dr. Pedestrian Improvements - Application Attachments - Public Facilities
  23. 12 - DICC - ADA Upgrades and Modifications - Application - Public Facilities
  24. 12 - DICC - ADA Upgrades and Modifications - Application Attachments - Public Facilities
  25. 13 - GIAC - Red and White Cafe - Application - Public Facilities
  26. 13 - GIAC - Red and White Cafe - Application Attachments - Public Facilities
  27. 14 - Human Services Coalition - 2-1-1 - Application - Public Services
  28. 14 - Human Services Coalition - 2-1-1 - Application Attachments - Public Services
  29. 15 - Catholic Charities - A Place to Stay (APTS) - Application - Public Services
  30. 15 - Catholic Charities - A Place to Stay (APTS) - Application Attachments - Public Services
  31. 16 - Learning Web - Housing Scholarships Personnel Support - Application - Public Services
  32. 16 - Learning Web - Housing Scholarships Personnel Support - Application Attachments - Public Services
  33. 17 - Catholic Charities - Immigrant Services Program (ISP) - Application - Public Services
  34. 17 - Catholic Charities - Immigrant Services Program (ISP) - Application Attachments - Public Services
  35. 18 - Historic Ithaca - Work Preserve Job Training - Job Readiness - Application - Public Services
  36. 18 - Historic Ithaca - Work Preserve Job Training - Job Readiness - Application Attachments - Public Services
  37. 19 - Catholic Charities - Security Deposit Assistance Staffing - Application - Public Services
  38. 19 - Catholic Charities - Security Deposit Assistance Staffing - Application Attachments - Public Services
  39. 20 - Bike Walk Tompkins - Community Bike Shop - Application - Public Services
  40. 20 - Bike Walk Tompkins - Community Bike Shop - Application Attachments - Public Services
  41. 2024 IURA Funding Applications Chart - 02-05-24
  42. 21 - OAR - Collaborative Street Outreach Program - Application - Public Services
  43. 21 - OAR - Collaborative Street Outreach Program - Application Attachments - Public Services
  44. 22 - Alliance of Families for Justice Youth Empowerment Project - Public Services - Application
  45. 22 - Alliance of Families for Justice Youth Empowerment Project - Public Services - Application Attachments

2024 CHDO/CBDO Instructions and Forms

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE 

& EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER)

 The City of Ithaca is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to report annually on its progress in implementing its Consolidated Plan.  The report, known as the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), was submitted to HUD.  Covering the 2022 Program Year, the report may be reviewed using the link below:

2022 CAPER (PDF)Divider Bar

HOME-ARP ALLOCATION PLAN


The City of Ithaca sought community input from March 1, 2023 to March 22, 2023 regarding the use of Federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  As a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) adopted in early 2021, the City received an allocation of $1,211,000 in one-time HOME Investment Partnerships Program-American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) funding.  Of the total award, $1,029,350 (85%) will be available for projects to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability by providing affordable rental housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and/or non-congregate shelter.  The City’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan (accessible via the link above) defines the use of Federal HOME-ARP funds to address these needs.  

Notice of Availability, Public Comment Period & Public Hearing Notice 

City of Ithaca 2023 Action Plan │ HUD Entitlement Program 

 

The City of Ithaca’s draft 2023 Action Plan is available for public comment from Tuesday, April 252023 until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2023, either digitally using this link or at IURA offices.  To request a hardcopy, please contact IURA Community Development Planner at: (213220-3522.  Written comments may be submitted via e-mail at: amendizabal@cityofithaca.org.  The Planning and Economic Development Committee (PEDC) of Ithaca Common Council will hold a Public Hearing for the draft plan at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2023.  This hearing will be the second of two Public Hearings to gain public input on development of the 2023 Action Plan.  The public is encouraged to participate.  For instructions on how to give verbal comment at this hybrid meeting — whether remote or in-person — please view the PEDC agenda at: http://www.cityofithaca.org/agendacenter or call: (213) 220-3522.  The Public Hearing can also be viewed non-interactively on the City of Ithaca’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7RtJN1P_RFaFW2IVCnTrDg.  Written comments on the draft plan may be submitted to IURA at: amendizabal@cityofithaca.org and must be received by 5:00 p.m., May 31, 2023.  If you have a disability and require further accommodation to fully participate, or have any other questions, please contact amendizabal@cityofithaca.org or (213) 220-3522 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Following is a summary list of proposed 2023 activities: 

 

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This list assumes anticipated CDBG and HOME awards of $637,714 and $333,264, respectively, and $166,457.20 from anticipated repayments of prior-year economic development loans and other funds.  

2023 ACTION PLAN, CHART, & SCHEDULE

2023 Action Plan Development Schedule
2023 IURA Draft Action Plan (PDF)
2023 IURA Draft Action Plan Summary Table (PDF)

Links to PDFs of Applications

 

In addition to using the links listed further below, you may also access all applications via the City of Ithaca “Document Center” at the following link: http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter.  Once in the Document Center, scroll down and click on “Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency” folder, scroll down and click on “Grant Applications” sub-folder, then click on “2023” and “Applications Received.” 

 

Bundled Application PDFs (Portfolio Mode)

 

All 20 Applications with Attachments (File Size: 90MB) 

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14821/All-Applications-with-Attachments-90MB 

 

All Housing Applications with Attachments (File Size: 30MB)

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14819/All-HOUSING-Applications-with-Attachments-30MB 

 

All Economic Development Applications with Attachments (File Size: 21MB)

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14818/All-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT-Applications-with-Attachments-21MB 

 

All Public Services Applications with Attachments (File Size: 30MB) 

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14820/All-PUBLIC-SERVICES-Applications-with-Attachments-30MB 

 

Note: Only one Public Facilities/Infrastructure application was received, which can be accessed further below.

  

NOTE:  The bundled PDFs accessible above were all created as Adobe Portfolio documents, which makes it easier to navigate from one document to another.  For more information about how to use Portfolio documents, please refer to: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/overview-pdf-portfolios.html. If you have difficulty opening Portfolio documents above, use links to the Non-Portfolio versions below.
 

Bundled Application PDFs (Non-Portfolio Mode)

 

ALL 20 Applications with Attachments (File Size: 45MB) 

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14835/All-Applications-with-Attachments-non-Portfolio-45MB

 

All HOUSING Applications with Attachments (File Size: 16MB)

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14836/All-ECONOMIC-DEVELOPMENT-Applications-with-Attachments-non-Portfolio-16MB 

 

All ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Applications with Attachments (File Size: 12MB)

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14837/All-HOUSING-Applications-with-Attachments-non-Portfolio-12MB 

 

All PUBLIC SERVICES Applications with Attachments (File Size: 14MB) 

http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/14838/All-PUBLIC-SERVICES-Applications-with-Attachments-non-Portfolio-14MB

Housing Applications

 

Application #1:  The Beacon, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (INHS)

 

Application #2:  Homeowner Rehab, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (INHS)

 

Application #3:  Minor Repair Program, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (INHS)

 

Application #4:  CHT Sears Street Development, Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (INHS)

 

Application #5:  312 S. Plain St. Duplex, Habitat for Humanity

 

Application #6:  Housing Scholarship Program (HSP), The Learning Web

 

Application #7:  Security Deposit Assistance Program, , Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties

Application #8:  SJCS Sober Living Reintegration Services, St. John’s Community Services (SJCS)

 

Application #9:  Capital Project Expansion (Housing Component), Village at Ithaca

 

Economic Development Applications

 

Application #10:  Building Quality Career Paths Through ReUse, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc. (FLRU)

 

Application #11:  Work Preserve Job Training: Job Placements, Historic Ithaca, Inc.

 

Application #12:  Hospitality Employment Training Program (HETP), Greater Ithaca Activities Center, Inc. (GIAC)

 

Application #13:  Shared Kitchen Ithaca (SKI) — Food Product Micro-Enterprise Development, Friends of Ithaca Farmers Market

 

Application #14:  BHU Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Black Hands Universal

 

Public Facilities/Infrastructure Application

 

Application #15:  200 Cecil A. Malone Dr. Sidewalk Fill-In, City of Ithaca

 

Public Services Applications

 

Application #16:  2-1-1 Information & Referral Helpline with Housing Navigation, Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County, Inc. (HSC)

 

Application #17:  Work Preserve Job Training: Job Readiness, Historic Ithaca, Inc.

 

Application #18:  Immigrant Services Program (ISP) , Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties

 

Application #19:  A Place to Stay (APTS) — Follow-Up Support for Women Gaining Stability, Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties

 

Application #20:  Women's Empowerment Services and Training WEST, Opportunities, Alternatives, & Resources (OAR) of Tompkins County

Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH)

The AFH is an updated approach to looking at the fair housing landscape in order to set locally determined fair housing priorities and goals (e.g., are Ithaca residents able to achieve their housing goals; have Ithaca residents ever been treated unfairly in regard to housing; what could improve Ithaca residents' housing situations). The Assessment of Fair Housing is available for review via the following link: http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/6952. You can also view the Assessment of Fair Housing Goal Summary Table via the following link: http://www.cityofithaca.org/DocumentCenter/View/7134. Please contact the following person with any questions:

Anisa Mendizabal
Community Development Planner
AMendizabal@cityofithaca.org

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Data & Mapping Tool

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule requires cities and towns receiving HUD funding to examine their housing patterns for evidence of housing discrimination. To facilitate this process, HUD created the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Data and Mapping Tool (AFFHT), a publicly accessible interactive web site for conducting the fair housing analyses required by AFFH. AFFHT is a public-facing application, so there are no user registration or access requirements. All users have the same basic permission to use the site. You can access the AFFHT by clicking on the following link:

https://egis.hud.gov/affht

Once you land on the AFFHT web site, you’ll see an introductory pop-up window, where you'll be asked to select the state and jurisdiction you’re looking for, and whether you want to view just that specific jurisdiction’s map, or a map of the entire region. You will then be taken to a subsequent screen where you'll be asked to select a type of map (e.g., "Race/Ethnicity," "Housing Choice Vouchers & Race/Ethnicity," "Demographics & Job Proximity, "Demographics & Environmental Health"). Once you find the type of map you're looking for, click on the "Go to Map" button located at the bottom-right of the application wizard. Depending on the type of map you select, you may then be asked to choose a specific data set for the map (e.g., "Race/Ethnicity Trends, 1990" or "Race/Ethnicity Trends, 2000"). For more detailed information about each map, including illustrated instructions on how to use the mapping tool, please refer to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) User Guide at the following link: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/AFFH-Data-and-Mapping-Tool-User-Guide.pdf.

You can also click on the following link to go to a page containing tools, guidance, training, data/mapping, and other resources related to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/resources/#tools-for-fair-housing-planning-under-the-affh-rule.

Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Data Tables