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Affordable Housing In Aurora
Adams County, Colorado

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Aurora

Peoria Crossing I

3002 N Peoria Street
Aurora, Colorado
1-3 BR
VASH Welcome

Weatherstone Apartments

15594 E 12th Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Income Based
1-3 BR

Village at Westerly Creek III

10827 E Kentucky Ave
Aurora, Colorado
1 BR
VASH Welcome

Dayton Meadows

1749 S Dayton St
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Residences at First Avenue

112 Kenton Street
Aurora, Colorado
VASH Welcome

Residences at Trolley Park

1445 Dallas St
Aurora, Colorado

Aspen Meadows Apartments

651 Potomac Ave
Aurora, Colorado

Plaza Townhomes at Macon and Moline

1342 Macon St
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1 BR

Asbury Park Apartments

10591 E Asbury Ave
Aurora, Colorado

Summersong Townhouses

10024 E Evans Ave
Aurora, Colorado

Housing Authorities that serve Aurora

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Aurora 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); Family Unification Program (FUP)
Unison Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Aurora, Colorado

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,900 affordable apartments for rent in Aurora, Colorado.

Income Based Apartments in Aurora, Colorado

Aurora features 1,070 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Aurora, Colorado

There are 1,830 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Aurora.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Aurora, Colorado

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Aurora landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Aurora.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Aurora, Colorado for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,409 and $1,723.

2020 Aurora, Colorado Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $1,114 $1,260 $1,566 $2,163 $2,488
Payment Standard Range $1,003 to $1,225 $1,134 to $1,386 $1,409 to $1,723 $1,947 to $2,379 $2,239 to $2,737

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Aurora, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 2,900
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,070
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $53,011 ±$1,052
Median Rent $1,024 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.64% ± 1.92pp
Total Population 345,867

Population and Household Demographics

Aurora is a city in Adams County, Colorado with a population of 345,867. There are 124,031 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 43.24% of households in Aurora are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Aurora

The median gross income for households in Aurora is $53,011 a year, or $4,418 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,024 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Aurora, a household making less than $3,413 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Aurora.

Area Median Income In Aurora

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Aurora, the AMI is calculated from all households within Adams County.

In Aurora, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $100,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Aurora

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Aurora

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000
80% of Median $54,950 $62,800 $70,650 $78,500 $84,800 $91,100 $97,350 $103,650