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Homelessness in Aurora

Resources for service organizations are at the bottom of this page. 

Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to sleep. The city of Aurora is committed to preventing and ending homelessness by connecting those without shelter to resources, support, and services to help them regain stability and improve well-being. While health and human services typically fall to county governments (Aurora sits in three counties), the Aurora City Council has designated significant resources to support programs and partnerships with community and nonprofit organizations, to assist those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness.

Volunteer for Point-in-Time Count

Aurora’s Housing and Community Services Department is seeking volunteers for the 2024 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, an annual count of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a given day. The Aurora PIT count event is scheduled from 6 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, and is part of national efforts to identify the extent of homelessness in the country.

Volunteers will assist by covering a designated area of the community with a team and speaking directly with people experiencing homelessness to administer a survey to help identify needs. Resources will also be provided. To register as a volunteer, visit the city’s volunteer portal at New volunteers must attend a one-hour virtual training, hosted by Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI); additional information will be provided once registered. 

Informational Virtual Meetings 

Questions? Please contact Emily Fuller, community engagement coordinator for homelessness programs, at [email protected] or 303.739.7906.

Download the city's Homeless Services Resource Guide

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 Spanish Homeless Guide

Current state of homelessness in Aurora  

  • According to the 2023 Point-in-Time Count Survey, there are 572 people experiencing homelessness. 

  • Currently, there are 130-150 shelter beds available on any given night (not including beds for abated individuals)

  • The city is also 7,500-8,500 affordable housing units short; learn how the city is addressing affordable housing

Homeless Assistance 

The city is not a direct service provider and funds agencies in the community to provide direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Aurora Homeless Navigation Campus

The city is looking to build a regional homeless navigation campus to support those experiencing homelessness and provide homeless prevention services; this campus is expected to be completed fall 2025. Additional information will be posted about this project soon. 

Outreach Team 

The city works with community partners such as Mile High Behavioral Healthcare to form an outreach team to help address homelessness in the community. The outreach team is not an enforcement entity. Instead, they engage with people who are camping, living out of their vehicle or RV and work with them to access services in the community. Members of this outreach team are trained professionals with years of experience working with people experiencing homelessness. 

County Human Services  

Counties, as the lead health and human services agencies at the local level, also provide assistance to those experiencing homelessness. Follow the links to learn more about the programs available by county. 

Housing Programs

The city supports residents with a variety of housing programs to help keep them in their homes. For a list of programs, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Recent City Council initiatives addressing homelessness

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