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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.


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Notice of Public Review: FY24 Annual Action Plan

This notice includes information on the public review period for the FY24 Annual Action Plan (AAP) and details locations and ways for citizens to provide input. Each year the City receives about $1.5 million in federal funds for affordable housing, community development and human services. The City also invests nearly $1.3 million towards these goals. Each Spring a citizen commission reviews proposals from affordable housing developers and human service providers and makes funding recommendations to Council.

Specifics on the allocations are contained in the FY24 Annual Action Plan (AAP), which must be approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

There is a 30-day public review period happening June 18 through July 20. For details, read the attached public notice (in English and Spanish).

View Full Public Notice

Read the FY24 AAP (Draft)

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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

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.