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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.


Private Activity Bonds Applications Due March 15

Private Activity Bonds can be used to leverage funding programs for the development of Affordable Housing. Because this tool is becoming more popular, the City is moving from a first come first served process to an application process for the assignment or issuance of this tax exempt bond capacity. Applications due March 15.

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Discount Prescription Program

Through its membership in the National League of Cities, the City of Fort Collins is now part of a program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The My Healthy Hometown Prescription Discount Card is FREE to all residents.

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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.