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Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

2280 S. Xanadu Way
Aurora, Arapahoe County, Colorado 80014

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora is a Public Housing Agency in Aurora, Colorado that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora serves Aurora.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Aurora, Colorado Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Aurora, Colorado General Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Project-Based Rental Assistance Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Website: http://www.aurorahousing.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Phone: (720) 251-2100.

Closed: Aurora, Colorado Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (HACA) Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in May, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This opening was only for individuals and families who have a family member who is non-elderly (between ages 18 and 61), and has a verifiable disability, and is either experiencing or at imminent risk of homelessness or is transitioning out of an institution or segregated setting primarily for persons with disabilities

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.               

This waiting list had the following preference: Applicants receiving supportive services with Aurora Mental Health, Atlantis Community or Developmental Pathways.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preference.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Last Updated on 07/14/2019.

Closed: Aurora, Colorado General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Last Updated on 05/14/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (HACA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Aurora (HACA) Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Aurora can be found on its website at http://www.aurorahousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Aurora may be available by phone at (720) 251-2100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 10:00am to 4:00pm MDT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed , :00am-:00am
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/07/2019, Housing Authority of the City of Aurora is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Aurora manages 1,602 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,156 41 230 28 95 52
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,051 $1,168 $978 $938 $778 $980
Monthly Cost $1,215,062 $47,905 $224,825 $26,270 $73,950 $50,959

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 210 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $14,280 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 70% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Aurora Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Aurora voucher holders in 2016 was $386 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,372. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

Buckingham Gardens

850 S Ironton St
Aurora, Colorado

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Aurora

Village at Westerly Creek III

10827 E Kentucky Ave
Aurora, Colorado
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Peoria Crossing

12101 East 30th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado
$994-2,119
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
VASH Welcome