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Number of Affordable Housing Units Resourced

Desired Result: Above Target

Analysis of Performance

Note: Targets for 2015 are not being provided due to this metric changing to Affordable Housing Inventory in 2015.

Home Buyer’s Assistance is provided throughout the year, although no homeowners were assisted this quarter. Limited inventory is keeping home prices high and making it difficult for low-income potential home buyers to compete with buyers willing to pay more than asking price or appraised value. As of January 2015, the maximum amount of home buyer assistance available through the City’s program will be increased in an effort to help more low-income home buyers achieve home ownership. Note: There are two cycles for the competitive process that fund acquiring, preserving or developing housing units. We report units as soon as they are funded. We only report these as new rental housing units the first time they receive funding.

Metric Definition

The total number of housing units receiving affordable housing funding through the City's Affordable Housing Program

Why Is This Important?

The lack of affordable housing is a significant hardship for low-income households, preventing them from meeting their other basic needs, such as nutrition and healthcare, or saving for their future and that of their families. Investing in affordable housing helps preserve family stability, increases neighborhood diversity and quality.

City Organization Impact on Performance

High - The City's Competitive Process provides funding for projects in the four priority Strategic Plan goals: 1) Increase the inventory of affordable rental units; 2) Preserve existing affordable housing units; 3) Increase housing and facilities for people with special needs; and 4) Provide financial assistance for first-time homebuyers. Without City funding, many of these types of project could not be completed by the private sector and non-profit agencies.

Benchmark Information

This metric contains no benchmark data because the processes and priorities that define the operation of the City’s Affordable Housing Program are highly specific to Fort Collins. Other cities’ programs are so significantly different that there would be little validity in any comparisons.