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Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability#

The mission of the Social Sustainability Department is to support a diverse and equitable community that successfully meets the basic needs of all residents. The Social Sustainability Department strives to achieve this mission through programs, policies, and partnerships that provide access and opportunities for all.

COVID-19 Resources & Response#

United Way of Larimer County

***Information for Larimer County residents in need of rent, food or utilities assistance.***

Also includes resources for seniors, small business, mental health support, families, unemployment and medical needs, and how to give and/or volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rent assistance through Neighbor to Neighbor

United Way

Larimer County COVID-19 Information Center

  • Call: 970-498-5500
    • Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Text questions: 970-999-1770
    • Response within 4 hours during the day
  • To receive the latest information related to COVID-19 in Larimer County, text the word COVID19LC to 888777.

Dept of Health & Environment

Equity Indicators Report#

The equity indicators report is now available. Staff are currently working on opportunities to share more about the findings, including creating a public-facing dashboard to track progress—you can check back here for updates.


The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) engaged our community to prioritize which indicators the City should track, a subset of which will be included in a public-facing equity dashboard. All fall in the following 10 categories, with indicators for each listed in the report:

  1. Housing
  2. Economic Opportunity
  3. Education
  4. Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Environmental Justice
  7. Services
  8. Public Health
  9. Social Inclusion
  10. Transportation

This initiative evaluated a wide range of data. While some indicator data represent Fort Collins’ population specifically, data were also gathered from partner institutions such as Larimer County, Poudre School District and Health District, and may represent varying geographic areas.

We would like to thank community members who were able to anonymously participate in this process.

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Fair Housing Educational Event for Landlords and Tenants

The City is hosting a free Fair Housing Educational Event on Tuesday, August 31 from 10 a.m. – noon via Zoom.

Landlords and tenants are invited to learn about:

  • Fair Housing rights and responsibilities
  • City resources for housing and neighborhood livability

The purpose of the event is to increase efforts to end housing discrimination by raising awareness of the Fair Housing Act, and educating landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities.

Those interested in participating should RSVP by Monday, August 30. Spanish interpretation services will be available.

For questions, please contact Dianne Tjalkens, 970-221-6734 or

RSVP for event

Rescue Mission Returns to Linden St.

The Fort Collins Rescue Mission will move their operations back to their location at 316 Jefferson St on May 1, 2021 after operating a temporary emergency shelter on Blue Spruce since November 2020. Staff and partners are working collaboratively to ensure a smooth transition and to address potential service gaps.

Current Services

Servicios Actuales

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Programs & Projects#

Affordable Housing
The City of Fort Collins believes one of the keys to a healthy community is the ability to house its residents in good quality, affordable housing. The City plays an important role facilitating the supply of affordable housing, including allocating local, state, and federal funding to housing providers, setting policies and regulations, and coordinating with housing developers and initiatives.

Information about childcare options in Fort Collins, and the City's role related to childcare centers and affordable childcare needs.

Equity & Inclusion
Equity and inclusion are frameworks to accomplish the City's goals of sustaining an environment where residents and visitors feel welcomed, safe and valued in the community. We seek to exemplify the highest standards of ethical behavior, provide outstanding service to diverse customer needs, and embody a culture of health, safety and wellness.

Homebuyer Assistance
Information about pay off and subordination of existing Homebuyer Assistance loans and community resources for homeownership and home improvement / emergency assistance. 

The City plays an important role in removing barriers and increasing access to opportunities by addressing the root causes and impacts of poverty and homelessness.

Human Services
The City of Fort Collins assists low-moderate income residents of Fort Collins in the areas of affordable housing and human services. This assistance, allocated via a Competitive Process, comes in the form of grants or loans to local housing agencies and human service providers.