Fort Collins’ Homelessness Prevention Initiative gives $1 million

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The Homelessness Prevention Initiative has provided $1 million in assistance to help individuals and families facing eviction in Fort Collins, according to the Northern Colorado Business Report.

Since 2001, the grassroots nonprofit has provided rental assistance and resource referrals to more than 12,600 individuals, including 8,000 children, who were facing risk of eviction.

The average amount of financial assistance per household is under $300.

HPI has already assisted more clients so far this year than in all of 2008, and expects to provide $250,000 in rental assistance this year.

HPI is hosting a “Thanx A Million” gratitude event for the public at Old Town Square on Friday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. to celebrate its $1 million milestone.

For more information, visit www.homelessnessprevention.net.