NoCo Housing NOW

NoCo Housing NOW is a coalition of the willing serving as Northern Colorado’s leading voice for housing options & relative affordability.  Members of the coalition include:  Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cities of Greeley and Fort Collins, Larimer and Weld County, the Town of Windsor, Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity, the Northern Colorado Home Builders Association, the NoCo Rental Housing Association, IRES and the Fort Collins Board of Realtors.  Talent 2.0 identified the need to explore the range of affordable housing policies that could be considered to address the housing challenges in the region and spurred the creation of NoCo Housing NOW.

Current Resources:

NoCo Housing NOW All Partnership Virtual Meeting – May 21, 2021

Topic: Owning the Future. Converting Manufactured Home Parks to Resident Ownership Cooperatives

ROC USA Capital Presentation 
Long shunned by communities across the country, manufactured home parks are finally being recognized as an important component of our housing inventory. However, the characteristic of separating home ownership from control of the land below presents unique challenges not just for the resident and landlord, but for the larger community and our economic resiliency across the region.
The meeting included a discussion of the opportunities, challenges, rewards and trade-offs in pursuing resident ownership strategies. The panel of experts lead a dialogue on such topics as: community outreach and resident organization; capacity building; financial structuring; infrastructure assessment & improvement; park management; and, community impacts.
Andy Kadlec – Program Director, Thistle ROC
Michael Sloss – Managing Director, ROC USA Capital
Emily Gorgol – Partnership & Grants Director, The Family Center/La Familia;  FC City Council, District 6
Tracey Stewart – Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation
Special Guest: TBD – Resident of River View MHP (Durango)

Moderator: Joe Rowan – Public Policy Consultant

NoCo Housing NOW All Partnership Virtual Meeting – March 19, 2021

Members of the Colorado Housing Affordability Project (CHAP) presented 8 policy recommendations to address key elements pushing housing costs beyond the capacity of an expanding cross-section of our communities. To highlight the need for action, relevant statistical data and research demonstrated:

  • Statewide median income has increased 63% between 2000 and 2019; Median rent has increased 104% while median home price has increased 146% within the same time frame.
  • Renters at every income level are increasingly paying more than 30% of gross income for housing, not just among low-income households.
  • In 2010, the statewide median home price was 4.4 times median household income; in 2020 that ratio was 5.2 and by 2030 it is expected to reach 6.2 times.
  • Land use regulations and development review processes are a major drivers of housing cost.

The overriding message revolves around regional cooperation to gain efficiencies and minimize conflicts while creating greater connectivity between jobs, housing and public amenities.  The eight recommendations are not  presented as potential legislation, but rather voluntary initiatives communities should consider in order to lower the financial, administrative and physical barriers to expanding our inventory of housing available to households across the income spectrum.

Review the proposal here.  Our Platform – Colorado Housing Affordability Project (

The next partnership meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 16. Visit for more information and to get involved.

NoCo Housing NOW All Partnership Virtual Meeting – July 17, 2020
This meeting featured a conversation about the 2020 Legislative Session as well as an update on CARES/COVID investments area governments will be making in housing.

NoCo Housing NOW All Partnership Virtual Meeting – June 5, 2020
This meeting featured a conversation about creative use of small lot size

NoCo Housing NOW presents:
A Housing Conversation with NoCo Housing NOW

Friday, November 8, 2019
Embassy Suites, 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538
The housing conversation is underwritten by Northern Colorado Prospers.

Event Resources

Event Agenda 


Keynote: Affordable Housing as Public Infrastructure
Stefka Fanchi, Elevation Land Trust Chief Executive Officer


Water and the Impact on Housing
Patrick McMeekin , Hartford Homes VP of Land Development


CDFI Financing – Creative Impact
Megan Ferguson, Impact Development Fund Director of Operations


Exploring Colorado’s Housing Affordability ChallengesDoubled Up Housing
Phyllis Resnick, Executive Director and Lead Economist, Colorado Futures Center, Research in partnership with Shift Research Lab

Initiative 122 Synopsis
Legislative Update
Elena Wilken, Housing Colorado Executive Director

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