Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Aurora, CO

Discover affordable housing in Aurora where there are 45+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mrachek House

14801 E 18th Pl, Aurora, Colorado 80011

Community Alternative

1566 Hanover St, Aurora, Colorado 80010

Villa Apartments

1582 Hanover St, Aurora, Colorado 80010

Townsquare Apartments

11574 E 96th Ave, Aurora, Colorado 0

Bfz Partnership

1640 Beeler St, Aurora, Colorado 80010

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elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Aurora, Colorado

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On April 15th, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Aurora, Colorado
$41.69/hour
$27.27 (+189%) more than Colorado minimum wage and $34.44 (+475%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Aurora, Colorado Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Aurora, Colorado?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates 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), Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Aurora, Colorado.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs for Aurora, Colorado.

Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Aurora.

How many renters live in Aurora, Colorado?

The City of Aurora has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 37.16 percent of the population living in Aurora.

What is the rental market like in Aurora, Colorado?

There are an estimated housing units in the Aurora area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Aurora, Colorado, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Aurora?

The rental vacancy rate in Aurora is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Aurora for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Aurora
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
3,242 17,241 17,857 11,232 3,759
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Aurora

A large number of apartments in Aurora have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Aurora

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,658 to $3,225. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,658
One BR $1,835
Two BR $2,201
Three BR $2,874
Four BR $3,225
2024 Fair Market Rents in Aurora, Colorado

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Aurora?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,959 60 percent
One BR 11,135 65 percent
Two BR 3,618 20 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Aurora, Colorado

How many affordable rental units are in Aurora?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Aurora, Colorado including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Aurora, Colorado

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Aurora, Colorado

Aurora features 1,308 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 1,871 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 $1,981 and $2,421.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.