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Aurora Housing Authority

1449 Jericho Cir
Aurora, Kane County, Illinois 60506

Aurora Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of May 5th, 2021, Aurora Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Aurora Housing Authority serves Aurora.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Fox Prairie Homes Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
St. Charles Senior Living Community Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Coulter Court Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Aurora, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Aurora Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Aurora Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Aurora Housing Authority Website: http://www.auroraha.com/.

Aurora Housing Authority Phone: (630) 701-9977.

Open Until Further Notice: Fox Prairie Homes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Fox Prairie Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on April 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Aurora, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (630) 701-9977.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: St. Charles Senior Living Community Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at St. Charles Senior Living Community is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA public notice, "at least one household member must be 55 or older".

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on April 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Aurora, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (630) 701-9977.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Coulter Court Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Coulter Court is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on April 20, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Aurora, Illinois.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (630) 701-9977.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/22/2021.

Other Aurora Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Aurora, Illinois Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 11, 2021, until January 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA Facebook page on February 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Aurora, Illinois.

Last Updated on 03/04/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Public Housing waiting list for Studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted in April, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on May 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Aurora, Illinois. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 05/05/2021.

About Aurora Housing Authority

More information about Aurora Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.auroraha.com/.

Representatives of Aurora Housing Authority may be available by phone at (630) 701-9977. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/05/2021, it is not known if Aurora Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Aurora Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Aurora Housing Authority manages 1,163 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, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 501 32 112 19
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $804 $897 $863 $616
Monthly Cost $402,711 $28,713 $96,678 $11,706

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Aurora Housing Authority

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 135 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $15,881 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 49% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

61% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Aurora Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 27% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 18% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Aurora Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $391 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $917. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 Aurora Housing Authority

Maple Terrace

905 2nd Ave
Aurora, Illinois

Indian trail

417 E. Indian Trail
Aurora, Illinois

Centennial House

1630 W. Plum Street
Aurora, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR

Southwind

1223 Pearl Street
Aurora, Illinois

Eastwood

1644 Grove Street
Aurora, Illinois

Low Income Housing Managed by Aurora Housing Authority

Coulter Court Residences

104 E Downer Pl
Aurora, Illinois
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible