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.
The City, State, and Federal governments have different ways of handling complaints. Learn more here.
Click here for more information about homeless shelters and services in Fort Collins.
The Emergency Weather Shelter Plan may be activated during severe weather throughout the winter. When the Plan is activated, additional options for overnight shelter are secured and community resources maximized to support those seeking shelter. The Emergency Weather Shelter Plan is not currently activated.
The Department of Social Sustainability does not provide direct services. If you are in need of immediate assistance for housing and/or income-related issues, please call United Way 211, or visit the following pages for more information on community programs offering assistance:
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The City of Fort Collins announces its Spring 2017 Competitive Process for distributing funding to affordable housing and human services proposals. Over 2 million dollars is available for allocation to successful applicants. Read more information about the Competitive Process. View the full Public Notice in English and espanol.
The City of Fort Collins is committed to a high-quality, safe community with equal access to services. As part of that mission of providing exceptional service for an exceptional community, the City offers numerous discounts, rebates, and services for qualifying citizens—including a grocery tax rebate, reduced fees for Recreation classes, free indoor air quality assessments, and many more. Click here for eligibility requirements.
How do you know the difference between inconsiderate and unlawful activities? How do we serve those in need while making sure Fort Collins is a safe place to live, work, and play for everyone? Here’s a quick guide to city ordinances and social services.
Andrea Little recently joined the Social Sustainability team as the Special Agency Session Resource Specialist supporting Municipal Court. Special Agency Session assists people with quality of life violations (municipal misdemeanors), who are also experiencing homelessness, to avoid the traditional court process of fines or jail time. Andrea meets with participants to create self-driven goals for positive life improvements, and partners with local service providers to help meet client needs. This non-traditional approach benefits the community and participants by reducing jailing costs, reducing administration costs for unpaid fines, and offering a hand up to community members in need.
Our community has two primary homeless shelter providers—Catholic Charities and Fort Collins Rescue Mission. The City works closely with them, particularly for overflow shelter during the cold winter months. To read a monthly report of the use of both shelters, see below:
Mayor Wade Troxell has signed onto the 2015 Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, a federal initiative calling for mayors to commit to ending veteran homelessness in their cities.Troxell is one of 681 mayors and 854 leaders nationwide to commit to the challenge. Learn more here.
The City of Fort Collins is working with the Fort Collins Housing Authority to build an affordable housing development on a City Land Bank property on West Horsetooth Road.
The City selected the Housing Authority after issuing a request for proposals to develop the parcel located on West Horsetooth Road. This is the first Land Bank Program parcel to be offered for development. With the need for affordable housing at an all-time high, activating this asset from the Land Bank Program will produce needed housing units.
For more information, see the following documents: