The Fairport Urban Renewal Agency (FURA) provides opportunities and support for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and developers to improve housing conditions, diversify housing opportunities, revitalize neighborhoods, and improve accessibility.
Incentives, loans and grants to assist projects that restore, preserve and improve property. These projects make a positive impact on the community and may also improve the value of your property.
*The Village of Fairport URA was established in 1965 by a special act of the New York State Legislature to revitalize and redevelop urban areas in Fairport.
We offer the following benefits:
This program encourages exterior preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or construction of front porches, which are compatible with traditional style and details appropriate to the original home.Download Application
The Fairport URA awards grants to income-eligible seniors and homeowners with disabilities for essential and/or safety-related home improvements or repairs.Download Application
The Residential Loan Program provides loans to income eligible homeowners for needed repairs and improvements. The objectives of the program are to improve the housing conditions of families, revitalize neighborhoods, reduce operating costs and energy consumption, correct code violations and improve accessibility for the handicapped and elderly.Download Application
“Thank you so much for this front porch grant. It certainly helps. I am grateful that I now have a safe and beautiful front porch.”
“The village of Fairport’s economic development group has embraced the project,” Lester said. “Most municipalities would have put the development team through the ringer. Fairport was like, ‘What can we do for you?’ ”
“This is a shining example of how the arts and the Erie Canal can come together to create vibrant public spaces. Fairport has long been a quintessential canal village and this installation will make it an even more compelling destination.”
“Fairport’s Office of Community and Economic Development supports local businesses and is dedicated to developing a Village business district that supports small business and the needs of the local community. OCED helps business owners cut through the red tape and navigate the complex process for new businesses looking to open or existing businesses looking to expand. It is like having an extra consultant on your team that will support you throughout the life cycle of your business.”
“The Village of Fairport is blessed with scenic Canal frontage, vibrant retail, food and beverage establishments, and a wonderfully charming community. They are also fortunate to have the Office of Community and Economic Development, which works tirelessly to champion development projects and capitalize on opportunities to optimize their downtown. Working with OCED on numerous projects within the Village has been undoubtedly one of the highlights of my professional career.”
“Fairport OCED supports the charming and thriving village of Fairport with engaged and creative leadership who are dedicated to working with businesses and the community on sustainable growth. Great people to work with!”