CARE Housing

A nonprofit organization

$12,017 raised by 45 donors

60% complete

$20,000 Goal

CARE Housing believes that opportunity begins with home. CARE Housing provides home to over 900 individuals including 450 children in Northern Colorado. By supporting CARE Housing, you are investing in affordable housing, healthy families and building a stronger community.


"CARE Housing's After-School Youth Program helped with my 4 year-old's social skills development before starting pre-school. He was really shy at first, but now he's really opened up." - Danielle

"It is a blessing to have a program such as this to help keep families from being evicted when they face unforeseen circumstances." - Deb

"I am so thankful for all the help I have received through CARE Housing, but it is finally time for me to move on and make new memories in a new home." - Jessica, former CARE resident


Our mission is to create an equitable and just community through high-quality affordable housing and transformative resident services. Each and every day, CARE works to improve housing affordability, expand the supply of affordable housing, and build equitable communities in northern Colorado. We envision a community where an affordable home is available to everyone.

Background Statement

CARE Housing was established in 1992 by community organizer, Sister Mary Alice Murphy, and many other selfless community members. These individuals came together from the private, public, and faith-based sectors to generously provide their time and resources to address the shortage of quality, affordable housing in Fort Collins.

In 1993, in a true grassroots effort, the first CARE Housing community was developed in northeast Fort Collins. CARE Housing's Greenbriar community offered 40 affordable 2 & 3 bedroom apartments to families earning between 50%-60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Today, CARE Housing owns and operates 7 affordable communities consisting of 368 apartments. Over 900 community members with low incomes call CARE Housing home. CARE residents include 450 children, 87 seniors and 220 single parent households. The average CARE household size is 2.7 and the average income is $30,365.39.

The vision of Sister Mary Alice and CARE's founding Board of Directors was to provide more than just four walls and a roof but to also offer supportive services for CARE residents to create an environment where families can grow and thrive. CARE's Resident Services program offers support in the form of emergency assistance by way of the Eviction Prevention Program (EPP), and a rent assistance fund- the Sister Mary Alice Murphy Legacy Fund. The EPP was established in 2018 and the voluntary program offers residents the opportunity to enroll in a long term payment plan paired with action planning, budgeting, and resource referral support from CARE's social work staff. Additionally, CARE's Resident Services include youth programming, community building and engagement activites, and establishing connections to community partner organizations to enhance education, employment, and other housing opportunities for CARE residents.

Organization Data


Organization name

CARE Housing

other names

CARE Housing, CARE

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Housing & Shelter

Organization Size

Large Organization


CARE Housing, Inc 1303 W. Swallow Road, Bldg 11
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Service areas

Larimer County, CO, US



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