Apply Now for Rental Assistance Program

Apply Now for Rental Assistance Program
Posted on 01/06/2021
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The city of Aurora is now accepting applications for the third round of its Rental Assistance Program, which provides assistance with lease payments for residents who have faced financial hardship directly related to the COVID-19 crisis, such as a job loss.

The latest application window opened Wednesday, Jan. 6, and applications will be accepted until requests exceed the available funding. To apply, residents must have an active lease inside the city of Aurora, demonstrate a COVID-related financial hardship, meet income guidelines, and not receive other public housing support or vouchers.

The Rental Assistance Program is drawing on $1 million from Community Development Block Grant. Emergency Rental Relief Program funding. Only rental assistance is available through this program; residents with mortgages who are experiencing financial hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to reach out to their lenders for available programs.

Program details, full eligibility guidelines and a link to the application are available at AuroraGov.org/RentAssist. Program information is available in Spanish at AuroraGov.org/AyudaRenta. Residents must provide documentation of their financial hardship due to COVID-19; a list of information needed to complete the application can be found at the above websites.

The Rental Assistance Program was launched in May by the city of Aurora in response to community surveys identifying the greatest areas of need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Residents with questions or who need assistance in completing the application process can email coa-rentassist@auroragov.org.

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