Housing Catalyst served more than 4,000 people in 2018. We celebrated the opening of Village on Horsetooth, which added 96 new affordable apartments to the community. Another big accomplishment was the rehab of Village on Shields, the complete renovation of 285 affordable rental apartments. Check out the 2018 Annual Report for more information!
Housing Catalyst is honored to receive an award from Fort Collins Utilities for its energy efficient design and construction of Village on Redwood. These efforts have resulted in a 40% reduction in utilities use. Read more at this link https://northfortynews.com/fort-collins-utilities-honors-housing-catalyst-for-energy-efficient-construction/
This illustration of the effects of living in a "poor neighborhood" are enlightening and also disturbing. Go to the full "storystream" by Alvin Change. Click here to view.
Studies into the effect of affordable housing on nearby neighbors continues to find the same conclusion. Affordable housing that is well-designed and well-maintained does not lower property values - in fact in some cases it might raise them! See the Shelterforce Report
For the 4th year in a row, Housing Catalyst has received the Certificate in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. We are one of only 18 public housing authorities out of over 3,000 nationwide to receive this award!
The Wellington Housing Authority and Wellington Community Housing Boards meet quarterly. Find dates, times, and agendas on our Wellington Housing Authority page.
Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rent. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $21.21 per hour. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom apartment is $13.96 higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $4.83 higher than the average hourly wage More...
The White House has called for a $54 billion cut in non-military discretionary domestic programs in the next fiscal year, which likely will dramatically impact safety-net programs, including HUD’s affordable housing and community development programs. HUD provides approximately five million Americans with some form of housing assistance, and even this figure includes only one-quarter of More...
A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing, compiles the latest research showing how investments in affordable housing boost economic mobility, reduce poverty and homelessness, improve health outcomes, and strengthen the economy. The report includes more than 100 success stories of people and communities that have been positively impacted More...
This annual Paycheck to Paycheck report looks at the housing affordability challenges in Colorado. It compares median housing costs and median income data from across the state to assess the ability of workers to afford renting or owning a home. See the full article