The City of Fort Collins is an organization that supports equity for all, leading with race. We acknowledge the role of local government in helping create systems of oppression and racism and are committed to dismantling those same systems in pursuit of racial justice. Statements from leadership.
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.
Evictions, Foreclosures & Rent Assistance
Executive Order D 2020 101 - Evictions (June 13, 2020) orders the temporary limiting of certain evictions to provide relief to Coloradans affected by COVID-19
Executive Order D 2020 099 - Housing (June 13, 2020) provides housing assistance and relief to Coloradans affected by COVID-19
Executive Order D 2020 098 - Utilities (June 13,2020) provides relief to public utility customers affected by COVID-19
Closure of Temporary Shelter at NACC & Current Services
On June 19, due to other community needs, the City will begin transitioning Northside back to a recreation facility to prepare for summer camps. These day camps serve families with essential workers as well as low-income families experiencing homelessness.
The City and partners are actively exploring partnerships with the faith community to help alleviate meal service and shelter gaps, and are searching for alternative congregate and non-congregate shelter space.
The camping ordinance will continue to be enforced with compassion and professionalism, and officers are prepared to share information with community members experiencing homelessness regarding shelter options and resources.
Adopt a Neighbor
The City is seeking healthy volunteers to assist with services to our vulnerable populations.
Larimer County COVID-19 Information Center
- 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.
Summer 2020 Childcare and Camp Options in Fort Collins for Ages 5+. Please contact the program directly for further information.
Development of 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
The City of Fort Collins Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be available for public review June 20, 2020–July 21, 2020.
The Plan governs the City’s investment of federal funds for housing and community development priorities and needs, homelessness issues, and the needs of special populations for the next five-year period.
An online Public Hearing was held on Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. City Council will take action regarding the Plan on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6 pm. That meeting is also considered a Public Hearing.
For details, read the full public notice below (includes English and Spanish).
To watch a recording of the public hearing, click here.
Programs & Projects
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.
The City of Fort Collins provides loans to income-eligible households to cover a portion of the required down payment and closing costs. Learn more about the program and view the informational brochure.
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.
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.