We allocate federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and local City of Fort Collins funding to housing and human service agencies to meet the needs of low and moderate income citizens; and implements policies promoting and supporting self-sufficiency for low-income citizens. To the right you will find links providing information about our staff team, programs, resources, and current news.
Public Comment Needed on Gaps Analysis
The City of Fort Collins will host a public open house from 6-8 p.m. December 2 at 215 N. Mason, Community Room to gather input about human services needs and how the City should be involved in closing those gaps.
Affordable housing, reliable transportation and lack of jobs that pay a living wage emerged as key concerns in a Social Gaps Analysis conducted on behalf of the City’s Department of Social Sustainability. Consultants leading the project were Denver-based BBC Research and Consulting and Clarion Associates in Fort Collins.
See the preliminary results.
Submit your comments about the Gaps Analysis through the online form.
Earlier this year, the City Council approved a Affordable Housing Redevelopment Displacement Mitigation Strategy to address the challenges with preserving affordable housing that often comes in the form of affordable rental units, mobile homes built before 1976 and manufactured homes built after 1976 that meet HUD safety standards.
The City has a seven-step plan for addressing these issues. See the steps and the full report.
FAQs About Provincetowne Restrictive Covenants
In 2001 as part of its mission to assist people with affordable home ownership, the City of Fort Collins worked with KB Homes to build Provincetowne with a portion of the 120 townhomes restricted to low-income residents through a master covenant. Of those original homes, 65 affordable units with restrictive covenants remain at Provincetowne. Read more about the restrictive covenants.
City Submits Annual Action Plan to HUD
The City’s outline (Annual Action Plan) of what it plans to do with millions of anticipated federal dollars for affordable housing and human services efforts has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Approval of the Plan usually occurs in mid-September. That action releases the current $1.5 million in expected dollars beginning in October. View the full 2013 plan.
Social Sustainability (Affordable Housing)
Physical Address: 321 West Maple Street | Fort Collins, CO 80521