Neighbor to Neighbor grew out of a grassroots movement in 1970. In a neighborhood in northeast Fort Collins, a large family was about to lose their home. Their neighbors joined together and successfully raised enough money to keep the family from becoming homeless. This spirit of giving and compassion led to the founding of N2N. Since then, programs have expanded to meet the growing need for affordable housing and self-sufficiency programs in Larimer County, including our HUD-Certified Renter and Home Ownership programs and our Affordable Housing program. Today, N2N serves over 3,500 families and individuals each year.
Neighbor to Neighbor Overview
Stable housing is vital to individual, family and community health. According to the Compas of Larimer County report, "When housing is lost or threatened, all other elements of the family (job, school, health) are placed at risk." Without meeting basic housing needs, families struggle with other needs such as meals, education, employment and health care. Neighbor to Neighbor is the primary housing resource for Larimer County residents, with services fostering the basic human need for stable housing for people from homelessness to homeownership.
N2N provides stability to all Larimer County residents in three key service areas:
• Renter Program
• Affordable Housing Program
• Home Ownership Program
All housing search assistance is free and confidential. For more information, or to learn if you might qualify for any of these programs, click here to contact the office nearest you.
Some Stories of Success:
Jennifer and Bradley live in one of Neighbor to Neighbor’s affordable apartments. They were recently married, and their daughter, Zakiyah, will turn two years old in February. When they came in the office to update their lease, they were surprised to also receive an early holiday gift for Zakiyah. The hand-knit hat she’s wearing was made lovingly by a teenage girl who made 40 hats for our residents, and was wrapped by a volunteer looking for a holiday project! Happy holidays and many thanks to everyone – we all hope Zakiyah enjoys the warmth of the hat and community support this winter!
Alice moved from out of state to Loveland in June of 2006, and truly loved it. But, during the winter, she had a bout with depression, a condition with which she has struggled for over 30 years. She did not have the funds to see a doctor, and ended up out of work and in a severe financial crisis.
When she came to Neighbor to Neighbor, Alice was close to eviction, and was very frightened and upset. But, she says, “I was greeted with an understanding smile and a lot of kindness from Becky, the counselor, and the receptionist. I was put at ease throughout the process of receiving help with my rent.”
Alice adds, “Becky is very professional and knowledgeable. I am profoundly grateful for Neighbor to Neighbor.”
Jeffrey and Amy tell their story in their own words:
“It wasn’t the proudest day in my life, but I had to call on someone to help us. I’ve been out of work for a total of four months in the last twelve months and financial hardship finally caught up with me. We didn’t have enough finances to cover April’s rent, so I had to call on Neighbor to Neighbor to give us a helping hand. We worked with Becky, Lead Housing Counselor at the Loveland office, and she was very professional, down to earth and especially wasn’t judgmental toward us. In fact, she displayed compassion toward us and our situation. She offered kind words, and assured us that things would be all right. We want to thank Becky and Neighbor to Neighbor for stepping up to the plate to help a family in need. We thank you and God Bless you guys.”