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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.


Fair Housing 101

In coordination with National Fair Housing month in April, the City is hosting a Fair Housing educational event on Tuesday, April 9 from 1 – 5 p.m. at 222 Laporte Ave. in the Colorado River Room. This educational opportunity will include a presentation and panel discussion of regional housing and municipal code experts.

The purpose of the event is to increase efforts to end housing discrimination and raise awareness of fair housing rights, as well as educate landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities. Those interested in participating should RSVP by April 2. Capacity is limited and interpretation services will be available to those who request it.


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.

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.

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
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.