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Rental Assistance Program

Unable to make rental payments because of financial hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic?

A couple look stressed while reviewing their billsIf you have been unable to pay rent due to financial hardship caused by COVID-19, you may be eligible for rental assistance. The city of Aurora can help cover rent as far back as April 2020. Help can include past due, current, and two additional months of rent up to a maximum of 15 months of assistance.

What’s covered under Aurora's Emergency Rental Assistance Program?

  • Assistance with monthly rent payments, not to exceed established fair market rent by HUD
  • Payments are made directly to the landlord/property manager
  • Mortgage assistance is not available through this program (contact your mortgage company for relief options or visit  AuroraGov.org/Community Development to speak with a housing counselor)

Who’s eligible?

  • Household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income (see chart below); financial verification is required
  • The reason for requesting assistance is related to COVID-19 (for example, loss of income or employment due to COVID-19, or COVID-19 health-related expenses)
  • Applicant has a current lease in place within the city of Aurora
  • Applicants who received funding through earlier rounds of the Aurora Rental Assistance Program may be eligible for additional funds
  • Applicants must disclose any other local, state, and federal rental assistance received to avoid duplication of benefits
  • Eligibility for this program is not dependent upon citizenship status


Chart of income limits for Rental Assistance Program  


How do I apply?  

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