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.
The City has produced a new report - Human Service Partners: A Community Snapshot – that highlights human services agencies receiving City funding through the Department of Social Sustainability in the 2013 fiscal year. The individual stories reflect the sustaining impact that each agency makes in helping create a community that’s inclusive and resilient. The report is meant to be snapshot in time illustrating the strength of the human services network in the community and highlighting some of the people it serves.
Rank the Consolidated Plan Priorities!
An Open House for the Consolidated Plan will be held Monday, January 12, 2014 in the Community Room at 215 N. Mason Street from 4:00 to 6:00p.m. Learn results of the questionnaire (over 500 community members responded!), hear about initial research, and help rank preliminary community priorities. Check out the full media release here.
Spring 2015 Funding Process Begins
The City of Fort Collins will begin accepting applications January 9, 2015 for the Spring Competitive Process which allocates federal and local funds. Approximately $2,175,000 is available for distribution with $1,400,000 available in the Housing/Public Facility category and $775,000 in the Public Service category. The three proposal categories are:
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.
Housing Affordability Policy Study Full Circle Episode
Want to learn more about the City’s Housing Affordability Policy Study? Watch this 25-minute video of Sue Beck-Ferkiss and Rebecca Everette discussing the housing affordability issues in Fort Collins and the City’s potential role in addressing them. View the Full Circle episode here: http://youtu.be/v65-q8ApNg0.
The Fort Collins Board of Realtors on Wednesday recognized the City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability department and Mayor Karen Weitkunat with “Housing Heroes” Awards for their efforts to address housing affordability.
This is the first award for the relatively new Social Sustainability department. While this is Mayor Weitkunat’s first Housing Hero award, she was recognized previously by the Board of Realtors in 2007 with a Distinguished Service Award.
The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday awarded $721,000 to agencies serving low-income Fort Collins residents through housing assistance. The Council allocated the funds – largely from federal sources – as part of the 2014 Fall Competitive Process.
City consultants have prepared a Housing Affordability Policy Study, which explores creative solutions and tools that would create housing opportunities for all. Consultants leading the project are Denver-based Economic & Planning Systems Inc.
September 19 the City will hosted an open house to discuss a series of proposed short-, mid- and long-term recommendations. To learn more about the Open House click here.
Contact Sue Beck-Ferkiss, Social Sustainability Specialist, , 970-221-6753 for more info.
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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