Stable housing is vital to individual, family and community health.
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 the homeless to homeowners. N2N supports Larimer County residents with three key service areas:
- Renter and Affordable Housing Programs
- Homeownership Programs
- Preventing and Ending Homelessness
Generous support from the community drives the success of N2N to be able to: prevent homelessness for 500 households in Larimer County each year, prevent foreclosure for 90% of cases, educate 1000 individuals working toward homeownership annually, 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.
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 the Larimer County community.
We envision communities where everyone has opportunity and access to a stable home.
Neighbor to Neighbor programs can not 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!
Want to learn more? Check out the links below to compare data on affordability in our region.
Paycheck to Paycheck 2016: https://www.nhc.org/publication/paycheck-to-paycheck-2016-affordability-challenges-in-colorado/
Out of Reach 2018: https://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/oor/OOR_2018.pdf
Self-Sufficiency Standard 2018: http://www.selfsufficiencystandard.org/sites/default/files/selfsuff/docs/CO18_SSS_Web.pdf
City of Fort Collins Affordable Housing Strategic Plan: https://www.fcgov.com/sustainability/pdf/AHSPFinal.pdf
Return on Resident Services and Eviction Prevention: https://commonbond.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/CommonBond-Social-impact-report-Final.pdf