Aurora Housing Authority
1630 Plum Street
Aurora, Kane County, IL


Waiting List Status: Closed

The Aurora Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.

The housing authority conducted a purge of their waiting list starting on July 28, 2014.  All persons on the list were sent letters and given two weeks to respond or be removed from the list.  According to media accounts, as of July 2014 there were about 250 families on the waiting list.

Following the July/August 2014 waiting list purge, the housing authority may consider opening the waiting list again depending upon how many names are purged from the list.

IMPORTANT:  If you are on the waiting list for Aurora Housing Authority Section 8, it is imperative you reply to the letters being sent out.  Otherwise, you will be removed from the list and will have to reapply and be placed at the bottom of the list.

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Aurora Housing Authority
1630 Plum Street
Aurora, Kane County, IL


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Aurora Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 644 affordable rental units. It also administers 893 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Aurora Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Aurora Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Illinois, Aurora Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Illinois.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Aurora Housing Authority scored an average of 92 points. The housing authority had a high score of 103 in 2006 and a low score of 74 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Illinois is 74.76.

Aurora Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Illinois housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Aurora Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 58. The scores for properties managed by Aurora Housing Authority range from a high of 63 to a low of 52.

The highest scoring property in the Aurora Housing Authority portfolio is Maple Terrace and the lowest scoring property is Jericho Circle.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 50% of properties managed by Aurora Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Aurora Housing Authority owns and manages 644 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Aurora Housing Authority is $213.00 compared to the state average of $302.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Illinois ranges from a low of $199.00 to a high of $695.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (, 2013)