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 Housing Choice Voucher 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 households on the waiting list.

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

Last Updated on 06/14/2017.

Section 8 PBV Waiting List Project Based Voucher Waiting List: Closed

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

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


IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 06/14/2017.

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 the most recent VMS report, Aurora Housing Authority manages 1,267 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 538 44 160 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $823 $1,004 $808 $675
Monthly Cost $442,794 $44,174 $129,266 $13,493

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
Aurora, Illinois
Maple Terrace is a 335 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
617 Hammond Ave
Aurora, Illinois
Jericho Circle is a 337 unit low income housing apartment community in Aurora.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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