Aurora Housing Authority
10745 E Kentucky Avenue
Aurora, Arapahoe County, CO

720-251-2100

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Aurora Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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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 2 projects which contain 120 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,749 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Aurora Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Aurora Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (6%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (94%) to that of all housing authorities in Colorado, Aurora Housing Authority has a smaller 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 Colorado.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 79 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Colorado is 80.80.

Aurora Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Colorado 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 one rental property which has an inspection score of 85. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Buckingham Gardens has a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 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 120 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Aurora Housing Authority is $258.00 compared to the state average of $287.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Colorado ranges from a low of $249.00 to a high of $540.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Aurora Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/30/11 Plan
2011 12/22/10 Plan
2010 1/8/10 Plan
2008 12/20/07 Plan
2007 11/7/06 Plan
2006 12/1/05 Plan
2005 12/10/04 Plan
2004 12/12/03 Plan
2003 3/17/03 Plan
2002 2/1/02 Plan
2001 1/26/01 Plan
2000 5/16/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

120

Public Housing Units

1,749

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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