Redtail Ponds Development
To achieve the next major goal of the Homeward 2020 Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, FCHA and partners will develop Northern Colorado’s first Permanent Supportive Housing program using best practice models proven effective throughout the country. Permanent supportive housing is an innovative and proven solution to some of communities' toughest problems. It combines affordable housing with services that help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy and dignity.
The FCHA Redtail Ponds development will be a mixed-income community with 40 units for formerly homeless individuals and 20 units for individuals earning up to 50% of the Area Median Income. Each independent apartment will feature a full kitchen and bathroom. Supportive services will include case management, lifestyle coaching, and/or therapeutic services and will empower and equip residents with the skills needed to live with greater self-determination and independence.
Planning & Zoning Board Approved the Project Development Plan
At their Nov. 21 meeting the City of Fort Collins Planning & Zoning Board unanimously approved the Redtail Pond Project Development Plan. This is an important milestone in moving the project forward. The next step is for the Fort Collins Housing Authority to apply for a Building Permit in December with the intention of breaking ground early in 2014.
View the Good Neighbor Statement of Operations
Using input gathered at previous public meetings, an Advisory Committee made up of citizens from surrounding neighborhoods and Fort Collins Housing Authority (FCHA) staff developed the Good Neighbor Statement of Operations (GNSO).
The purpose of the GNSO is to:
- Engage the community in the ongoing development and operation of Redtail Ponds;
- Communicate with the community about the management and problem resolution systems for the building;
- Inform the community about the supportive housing program objectives to provide residents with permanent, affordable housing and case management support; Promote systems that create a healthy and sustainable community; and
- Create a management framework that is fully responsive and accountable to the community, so that Redtail Ponds will be a good neighbor and an asset to the South Fort Collins neighborhood.
Good Neighbor Statement of Operations Committee
The Good Neighbor Statement of Operations committee is comprised of community volunteers who want to assure neighborhood concerns are addressed as this project moves forward.
View agendas and meeting note:
The committee created the current draft document and is now gathering additional public input.
December 2013: Apply for Building Permit
Early 2014 (12 month construction): Begin Construction
Early 2015: Begin Leasing
Permanent Supportive Housing programs across the country have shown that this approach is both cost effective and highly successful at keeping people off the streets.
Permanent Supportive Housing helps people facing the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy and dignity.