Summersong Townhouses

10024 E Evans Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Rent Assisted

Providence at the Heights

15602 East Alameda Parkway
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Homeless Supportive Housing
VASH Welcome

Montview Heights

14389 Montview Blvd
Aurora, Colorado
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Nine Mile Station Senior Living

12251 E Cornell Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Aspen Meadows Apartments

651 Potomac Ave
Aurora, Colorado
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
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There are 1,836 low-income apartments in Aurora that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Aurora, Colorado can range from $968 to $2,119 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 1,304 low-income homes in Aurora where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $398 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 10th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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)
Maiker Housing Partners Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH)
Go to the Colorado Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Aurora.

Aurora, Colorado Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Aurora, Colorado

Aurora features 1,304 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 1,836 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 $1,670 and $2,042.

2023 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
Aurora, Colorado Fair Market Rent $1,390 $1,538 $1,856 $2,449 $2,750
Aurora, Colorado Payment Standard Range $1,251 to $1,529 $1,384 to $1,692 $1,670 to $2,042 $2,204 to $2,694 $2,475 to $3,025

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Aurora, CO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 41
Total Low Income Apartments 3,203
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,304
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 $125,500

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Aurora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$26,100 $29,800 $33,550 $37,250 $40,250 $43,250 $46,200 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Aurora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$43,450 $49,650 $55,850 $62,050 $67,050 $72,000 $76,950 $81,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Aurora AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,300 $75,750 $85,200 $94,650 $102,250 $109,800 $117,400 $124,950