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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 implement 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.

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Affordable Housing Strategic Plan Public Forum on May 19

The City of Fort Collins will host a public forum May 19 to gather community input on a proposed five-year strategic plan to increase housing options that are affordable.

The meeting will be 4-6 p.m. in 215 N. Mason, Community Room. Those unable to attend the meeting may also comment on the plan through May 25.

The Fort Collins Affordable Housing Strategic Plan is updated every five years to reflect more current community needs and to create an action plan to address housing priorities. Needs identified in the plan will drive City funding decisions and inform housing-related policy decisions.

Consolidated Plan Public Hearing Rescheduled

A Public Hearing for the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, a document required by HUD, has been rescheduled from May 19 to July 7, 2015. For the full notice in English and Espanol, click here.

Spring 2015 Competitive Process Public Review Period

On April 16, the CDBG Commission made funding recommendations on millions of dollars going to local affordable housing and human services programs and projects. City Council will make the final funding allocations on May 19. For the full list of decisions and the public notice in English and Spanish click here. What do you think? Let us know!

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Social Sustainability Partner Spotlight: Homeward 2020

Homeward 2020 is an assembly of community and agency leaders working in support of the 10 Year Plan to make homelessness in Fort Collins rare, short lived and non-recurring through a housing first approach. Homeward 2020 provides community leadership by serving as a convener, catalyst, data driver, and advocate and through the collective expertise and experience of its members. To learn more, visit the website at

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Addressing Homelessness

How do the City of Fort Collins, the Fort Collins Housing Authority and Homeward 2020 work together to address the complexities of homelessness in our community? Watch a 25-minute discussion on homelessness on Full Circle, the City’s sustainability program on Cable 14.

Want to learn more? The City of Fort Collins, the Bohemian Foundation, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce and Homeward 2020 co-sponsored the Community Conversation on Homelessness, January 21 at the Lincoln Center. View video of the morning session here. To learn more about Homeward 2020, visit their website at

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Housing Affordability Policy Study

City consultants have prepared a Housing Affordability Policy Study, which explores creative solutions and tools that would create housing opportunities for all. Consultants are Denver-based Economic & Planning Systems Inc.
Contact Sue Beck-Ferkiss, Social Sustainability Specialist, , 970-221-6753 for more info.

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Social Sustainability Gaps Analysis

The City of Fort Collins commissioned the Gaps Analysis as part of its initiative to build a cohesive, coordinated approach to community sustainability across City departments. This report will help support the Social Sustainability Strategic Plan development by providing a quantitative and qualitative assessment of supportive service gaps in the community. It is intended to provide a summary of current trends in the Fort Collins community, related to various components of social sustainability, including housing, homelessness, poverty, health, wellness, education, diversity, and the needs of special populations. The report also highlights many different programs and initiatives of the City of Fort Collins and other local organizations working to address these trends and community needs. Read the full report here.

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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.

Social Sustainability

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