--- Notice ---The city of Aurora (as an entity) does not provide subsidized housing or financial assistance with late rental payments. There are subsidized housing programs in the community, however programs availability is limited and sometimes unavailable. Subsidized housing availability should always be verified before relocation to the metro Denver area.
Aurora Homeless Resource Guide (PDF)
This informative and helpful guide has information about housing, rent assistance, employment, health, shelter & motel vouchers, and so much more.
Click on one of the links below for more housing options. Also try searching the web for "low-income housing" within the metro Denver area.
Home of Our Own
Funding Source: HOME
Funding Amount: About $15,000 annually
Goal: 15-17 households
The Aurora@Home plan is a community-based collaborative plan that is developing a long-term, strategic plan focused on helping two population groups:
The Aurora@Home (A@H) Plan, approved by City Council in 2012, is Aurora’s collaborative effort to develop and implement Aurora’s plan to prevent and end family housing loss. The founding A@H Governing Board is comprised of core service agencies and other key collaborative partners. The Board is the policy and decision –making body, with oversight of the program structure, services and on-going evaluation. The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA) provides administrative and fiscal oversight for the plan and will manage the activities carried out by A@H staff (coordinator). The A@H coordinator will work with each of the program sub-committees, coordinate efforts carried out by the Aurora@Home partners, and manage the implementation of the program. The Aurora@Home Plan is organized around four goals that are designed to have a significant impact on currently displaced families and those at-risk for being in fragile and unstable housing conditions. The goals are:
Emergency Solution Grants (ESG)
The homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program, and renames it to the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. As of Jan. 4, 2012, the renamed program reflects the change in the program's focus from addressing the needs of homeless people in emergency or transitional shelters, to assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.
Aurora receives ESG grants and makes these funds available directly to non-profit agencies in Aurora, such as: Arapahoe House (substance abuse programs), Gateway Battered Women’s Services (domestic violence shelter) and the Mile High Council & Comitis Family Services (emergency housing), as well as programs that administer Rapid ReHousing and Street Outreach Activities.
Inception Date: 2004
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Funding Amount: $194,000 (2012)
Goal: Assist 3,500 individuals/households annually
2013 ESG Funds:
Emergency Solution Grant Phase I and II FY 2013 funds have not yet been allocated.
2012 ESG Funds:
Emergency Solutions Phase I FY 2012 funds allocated to:
Emergency Solutions Phase I FY 2011 allocated to: