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.
What Does $700,000 Buy?
Through the Social Sustainability Department, the City assists low-moderate income citizens in the areas of affordable housing and human services. This assistance comes in the form of grants or loans to local housing agencies and human service providers in our community. In the fiscal year of 2011, our human service efforts provided nearly $700,000 to provide help to over 16,000 adults and children. Learn more at fcgov.com/humanservices.
City Seeks to Define Its Services for Mobile Home Preservation & Relocation
What are the City's policies and requirements in preserving affordable housing? We want to clarify the City’s role, responsibilities, and obligations and avoid the loss of affordable housing especially when redevelopment causes the displacement of low-income people from their homes (with an emphasis on mobile home parks). For more info, visit fcgov.com/mobilehomes.
Need Help with Home Repairs?
The Larimer Home Improvement Program provides low to moderate income families low interest rate loans to do needed home repairs. The program is focused on health, safety and energy efficient modifications as well as any handicapped accessibility needs. The terms are very flexible and qualification are generally easier than a regular bank loan. The program is funded by the State Division of Housing HOME program and local affordable housing funds. For more information and to receive an application, visit lovelandhsg.org.
Priority Affordable Housing Needs and Strategies Report
This document is the first step in updating the City's Priority Affordable Housing Needs and Strategies Report. This study identifies the supply and demand for affordable housing by various income levels. The Affordable Housing Board and the CDBG Commission will use this data to develop a strategic plan for addressing the affordable housing needs, including the utilization of existing and expected financial resources. The strategic plan will be completed and available for public review by the end of the year. Once completed, the strategic plan will form the basis for the Consolidated Housing & Community Development Plan, a document required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for a city to remain eligible for its entitlement grant programs.
"Can I Be Your Neighbor?" Affordable Housing Posters Reach 26 Organizations in 18 States!
In 2004, to continue efforts to put a face on local affordable housing issues, our Northern Colorado cooperative launched the "Can I Be Your Neighbor?" poster campaign. This public awareness effort builds on the 2002 "Faces and Places of Affordable Housing" campaign. We cannot thank enough all those involved who made this campaign stretch from California to Massachusetts! The National and Local Boards of Realtors covered the printing costs, four citizens volunteered to pose for the photos, and the City's Affordable Housing staff designed and distributed. See the posters, find out how you can get a set, or hear the whole story.
Social Sustainability (Affordable Housing)
Physical Address: 321 West Maple Street | Fort Collins, CO 80524