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Homelessness Services

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Sr. Project Manager

About the Committee

Like other cities in the U.S., Fort Collins is a place where there are individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and existing service providers are being strained by the extent of the need and, in some cases, are outgrowing their facilities.

An Advisory Committee has been convened to explore the possibility of expanding existing and/or developing new shelter facilities in Fort Collins for people experiencing homelessness. The committee will deliver recommendations to the City Manager for facilities and general locations to consider. Recommendations should meet the needs of Fort Collins residents and businesses, minimize impacts, address community concerns, and help make homelessness rare, short-lived, and non-recurring.

Advisory committee members bring a diversity of viewpoints and backgrounds and come from across Fort Collins, representing service providers, business owners, faith-based groups, nonprofits, housing and health specialists, and residents.

Summary of Committee Work

In November 2019, the Fort Collins City Manager convened an Advisory Committee of diverse members representing service providers and community members with and without lived experience with homelessness to explore and surface recommendations and considerations around expanding emergency shelter capability within Fort Collins. The committee began this work in support of our community’s goals of making homelessness rare, short-lived, and non-recurring.

The committee learned about the current situation facing community members experiencing homelessness through reviewing data, panel discussions with providers and responders, conversations with each other, and visiting current shelters. They surfaced current gaps in services for different populations and trends in data. Despite being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, most committee members continued participating after a multi-month break in active meetings to assemble this report.

The committee's Recommendations and Considerations for Homeless Shelters in Fort Collins are now available for review. View the final document. 

Advisory Committee Members

Advisory Committee Members

Alma Vigo-Morales

Fernando Leyva

Ben Mozer

Brian Ferrans

Cheryl Zimlich

David Rout

Dean Hoag

Desiree Anthony

Jeff Swoboda

Johnny Square

Joshua Geppelt

Julie Brewen

Kristen Psaki

Laura Walker

Lily Adams

Luke McFetridge

Matt Robenalt

Michael Sinnett

Nick Verni-Lau

Yvonne Myers

Holly LeMasurier

Committee Meetings

All meetings will be held from 4-6 p.m. at City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave.

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