Stable housing is vital to individual, family and community health.
Housing is the best investment we can make in our community because it supports everything else a family needs to be successful. When an individual or a family is struggling to meet basic housing needs, virtually every other area in life is impacted – from their ability to secure sufficient groceries, to consistent school attendance and participation, to maintaining employment and staying on top of medical needs.
Neighbor to Neighbor is a primary housing resource for Larimer County. We exist to help every member of our community advance along the housing continuum. Our trained housing professionals assist clients through their individual obstacles and develop personalized solutions to help them achieve their housing goals. Our services are designed to meet the individual where they are now – from homeless and low-income individuals seeking a place to live; to families needing assistance to secure their existing homes; to prospective buyers ready to explore the homebuying process.
N2N supports Larimer County residents with three key service areas:
- Preventing and Ending Homelessness
- Finding and Securing Affordable Housing
- Exploring and Maintaining Homeownership
Community support drives the success of N2N. Last year, we were able to prevent homelessness for over 4,500 households, while also preventing foreclosure for 90% of cases, educating over 1,000 households working toward homeownership annually, maintaining affordable apartment homes for over 300 adults and children, and offering supportive and enriching programs for youth and residents.
The mission of Neighbor to Neighbor is to open doors and advance lives from homelessness through homeownership by providing sustainable housing, supportive services, and education to families and individuals primarily in Larimer County.
We envision communities where everyone has opportunity and access to a stable home because home is the foundation for success.
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.
At Neighbor to Neighbor, we strive to create safe spaces where our neighbors are free to be their full, authentic selves. We are committed to providing full access to our housing stability services to communities of color and underserved communities.
If you have a suggestion related to N2N’s diversity and inclusion efforts, please contact N2N’s Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee via Kelly Evans at 970-488-2363.
Neighbor to Neighbor recognizes and acknowledges the land we occupy and the people who originally called this place home. Long before white people claimed this land as Colorado, others had claimed it as home. Tribes such as Ute, Apache, Comanche, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lakota, Shoshone, and Pawnee lived in this region and many of their descendants remain here today.
We acknowledge the wrongs committed to the groups before us. We acknowledge the lives we live today, are different because thousands of people and families were killed, ripped apart, forced to move, enslaved, and had their homes destroyed by atrocities such as the Sand Creek Massacre. We remember the broken treaties made when they no longer served white people. We acknowledge this history and we choose to be educated. We choose to be good neighbors. We choose to fight injustice. We choose to not repeat the patterns of injustice and to bring good, not harm, as long as we live on this land. We choose to work for housing equity and opportunity for all.
Neighbor to Neighbor programs cannot thrive without your continuous support. To help open doors and advance lives for families in your community, click on the button below and donate today!