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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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Board of Realtors Honors Mayor and Social Sustainability Department for Addressing Housing

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.

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City Council Approves $721,000 in Housing Funds

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.

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City Questionnaire to Determine Housing, Social Services Needs for Five-Year HUD Plan

The City of Fort Collins needs opinions about the next five years of housing and community development needs for a plan required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The five-year HUD Consolidated Plan, which must be approved by City Council, outlines a community snapshot, assesses needs and gaps, and sets courses of action and priorities for achieving goals in these areas. The plan is designed to complement and enhance current City documents, policies and priorities in these arenas.

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La Ciudad de Fort Collins necesita opiniones acerca de las necesidades de vivienda y desarrollo de la comunidad para los siguientes cinco años, para un plan que requiere el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de EU. Los residentes pueden completar el cuestionario en hasta el día 2 de diciembre, 2014.

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Housing Affordability Policy Study

City consultants have prepared a draft 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.

See background materials presented at the first Stakeholders meeting on March 12, 2014:
Alternative Funding Options
Affordable Housing Programs
Staff Presentation
Consultant Presentation

Materials presented at the second Stakeholders meeting on April 16:
Table Topic Slides    
Supplemental Materials

Contact Sue Beck-Ferkiss, Social Sustainability Specialist, , 970-221-6753 for more info.
View posterboards of various options from the public open houses by clicking here.

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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

Physical Address: 321 Maple Street | Fort Collins, CO 80521
Mailing Address: PO Box 580 | Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
Phone: 970-221-6734