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.
Housing Affordability Policy Study
We know affordable housing is an issue of importance to our community. The Housing Affordability Policy Study has begun to dive into this topic to find creative solutions and tools that would create housing opportunities for all. Consultants leading the project are Denver-based Economic & Planning Systems Inc. Materials presented at the first Stakeholders meeting on March 12, 2014:
Gaps Analysis Draft Report Now Available for Public Comment
The City of Fort Collins is gathering 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 full draft report. Submit your comments about the Gaps Analysis through the online form.
See a video of a meeting about the gaps analysis with boards and commissions representatives.
Help Us Meet Community Needs-We Want To Hear Your Two Cents!
Each year, we receive about $1.5 million in federal dollars for affordable housing and community development activities. Over $1 million dollars in local taxpayer money is also used. The goal? Improved opportunities for our citizens and a strong, enduring community for the long term. We work diligently to make sure hard-earned tax dollars are strategically invested. Guiding our decisions is hearing from citizens who are impacted or who can help us paint the community need picture. Join us at a public hearing on January 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the 215 N. Mason St. Community Room. See the full notice in English and Spanish.
Preserving Affordable Housing
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.
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