About Aurora Housing Authority

The Aurora Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Aurora, Illinois.

The Aurora Housing Authority serves Aurora.

Aurora Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Aurora Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when it was last open, or when it will reopen. 

As of July 2014, there were about 250 families on the waiting list.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (630) 859-7210.

The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) is not accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications at this time.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll up above the PBV section.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (630) 701-9977.

Last Updated on 08/15/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Aurora County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

Please note: Only 1,4,and 5 bedroom units are available for the open waiting list.

To apply for housing please visit their website www.auroraha.com to download, print, and complete the application.  Once the application is completed mail it to Attn:  The Aurora Housing Authority, 1449 Jericho Circle, Aurora, IL 60506.

For more information visit the Housing Authority website www.auroraha.org or call the office during normal business hours 630-701-9977.

Last Updated on 08/15/2016.


About the Aurora Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Aurora Housing Authority manages 1,249 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 529 44 159 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $817 $1,039 $770 $609
Monthly Cost $432,361 $45,701 $122,468 $13,396

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 Operated by Aurora Housing Authority

905 2nd Ave
Maple Terrace is a 335 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.
617 Hammond Ave
Jericho Circle is a 337 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.
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Affordable Apartments near Aurora Housing Authority

1217 Second Avenue
Forest Ridge Apartments is a 89 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Aurora.
1230 Pearl St
Sherman Apartments Association is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
1360 S 4th St
Harbor Village Apartments is a 109 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.

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