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The City of Fort Collins assists low-moderate income citizens of Fort Collins in the areas of affordable housing and human services. This assistance comes in the form of grants or loans to local housing agencies and human service providers in our community. Twice a year we allocate funds through a competitive process.

The funding for the competitive processes comes from federal and local dollars. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The City’s general fund provides funding through the Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and the Human Services Program (HSP).

To the right you will find links providing information about our programs, resources, and current news/announcements.

Contact Staff

Name Position Email Phone
Mary Atchison Director of Social Sustainability 970-221-6752
Beth Rosen Affordable Housing Administrator
(Projects and Homebuyer Assistance)
970-221-6812
Dianne Tjalkens Administrative Assistant and Board Support 970-221-6734
Heidi Phelps Grant Administrator (federal regulations,
community relations, poverty)
970-221-6757
Sharon Thomas Grant Administrator (Competitive Process, human
services funding)
970-221-6595
Sue Beck-Ferkiss Social Sustainability Specialist (Projects, Affordable
Housing Policy, & Land Bank)
970-221-6753
Janet Freeman Grants Program Administrative Assistant (970) 221-6758

Advisory Groups

Affordable Housing Board

The Affordable Housing Board advises City Council on matters pertaining to affordable housing. For agendas, minutes and reports, call or visit the City Clerk.

CDBG Commission

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission advises City Council on matters pertaining to the City's Competitive Process, the process by which federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and city funding is allocated to housing and human service agencies to meet the needs of low and moderate income citizens. For agendas, minutes and reports, call or visit the City Clerk.