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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.



Community Needs & Housing Questionnaire

We are seeking community input and feedback regarding the uses of funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program as we develop our funding plan for the next 5 years.

These funds aim to build stronger and more resilient communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. These dollars can be used for affordable housing, homelessness, supportive services, economic development and community development.

Your participation in this survey is vital to our ability to identify the highest need areas and direct resources to them.

Please take the survey today!

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United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1

***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.

United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1

Rent assistance through Neighbor to Neighbor

United Way of Larimer County 2-1-1


Public Comment Solicited on City Funding Recommendations for
Affordable Housing, Human Services and CDBG Public Services

Public comment is being solicited by the City of Fort Collins for the Spring 2024 Competitive Process funding cycle. Recommendations were made on April 30 and May 1, 2024, by the Human Services and Housing Funding Board. The funding recommendations involve use of federal CDBG and HOME funds, and the City’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and Human Services Program (HSP) monies for community development, human services and affordable housing activities in our community. The Public Comment period for these recommendations runs from May 15–June 18, 2024.

Se solicitan comentarios del público sobre las Recomendaciones de Financiamiento de la Ciudad para Viviendas Asequibles y Servicios Humanos

La Ciudad de Fort Collins solicita comentarios del público para el ciclo de financiamiento del Proceso Competitivo de la primavera del 2024. Recomendaciones fueron hechas el 30 de abril y 1 de mayo, 2023, por la junta de financiación de vivienda y servicios humanos. Las recomendaciones de financiamiento implican el uso de los fondos federales CDBG y de VIVIENDA, así como dinero del Fondo de la Ciudad para la Vivienda Económica (AHF, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Programa de Servicios Humanos (HSP, siglas en inglés) de la Ciudad para el desarrollo comunitario, servicios sociales y las actividades de viviendas asequibles en nuestra comunidad. El período de Comentarios Públicos para estas recomendaciones es del 15 de mayo al 18 de junio, 2024.

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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.