Stable housing is vital to individual, family and community health. According to the Compass 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 a primary housing resource for Larimer County residents, with services from homelessness to homeownership. N2N provides stability to all Larimer County residents in three key service areas:
- Renter Program
- Affordable Housing Apartments
- Homeownership Program
Generous support from the community enables N2N to:
prevent homelessness of over 200 families in Larimer County each year, prevent foreclosure for 90% of N2N cases, educate 700 borrows working toward home ownership, maintain affordable apartments for over 300 adults and children and maintain supportive programs for youth and residents.
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 5,000 individuals each year.